French Revolution DBQ
Rubric: 100 points
Each section/document is worth 5 points while the essay with worth 50 points.
Be sure to include proper essay format (introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion)
Throughout history, people have overthrown governments for a variety of reasons.
Task: Using at least 5 documents, write a well organized essay in which you:
▪ List and discuss at least 2 causes of the French Revolution
▪ List and discuss at least 2 effects of the French Revolution
▪ Evaluate whether the changes that resulted from the revolution resolved the problems that caused it.
Step 1: Try to outline this essay with out answering the documents. Chances are you have a pretty good idea about the causes and effects of the French Revolution. Answer the following before you move on.
Causes of the French Revolution:
Effects of the French Revolution:
Do you think the effects of the French Revolution resolved the problems that caused the revolution?
Step 2: After reading each document, answer the questions that follow.
Step 3: After reading each document, label the document as Cause, Effect, or resolution of the problems. (This will help you when you go to plan out the essay portion.)
The following quotes come from Enlightenment thinkers from the 17th century.
“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.”
“All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.”
“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in shackles.”
-Jean Jacques Rousseau
“Slavery to monarchs and ministers, which the world will be long freeing itself from, and whose deadly grasp stops the progress of the human mind, is not yet abolished.”
1A. How do these quotes summarize the new ideas about...