This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the French Revolution & the Age of Napoleon. Both presentations together number 66 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
The French Revolution was an influential period of social and political upheaval in France that lasted from 1789 until 1799, and was partially carried forward by Napoleon during the later expansion of the French Empire.
The Revolution overthrew the monarchy, established a republic, experienced violent periods of political turmoil, and finally culminated in a dictatorship by Napoleon that rapidly brought many of its principles to Western Europe and beyond.
Inspired by liberal and radical ideas, the Revolution profoundly altered the course of modern history, triggering the global decline of absolute monarchies while replacing them with republics. Through the Revolutionary Wars, it unleashed a wave of global conflicts that extended from the Caribbean to the Middle East.
Historians widely regard the Revolution as one of the most important events in human history. The French Revolution certainly swept away the old regime. Though they had not intended it when they had helped spark the revolution, all of the perquisites of the nobility were swept away.
In France, as well as much of Europe, there would remain an admiration for the ideals of the revolution, embodied in the slogan, "liberté, egalité, fraternité". Revolution would periodically sweep the continent. Freedom would spread, even to the dark reaches of Russia where the serfs would be liberated even before the slaves in the United States.
Power point #1 is entitled, The French Revolution contains 33 slides and covers the following:
Roots of the Revolution
Attempts at Reform
Disconnect with Citizens
The Estates General
Declaration of the Rights of Man
The Church is Persecuted
More Money Needed
The Legislative Assembly
Storming the Bastille
Austria & Prussia Intervene
The Reign of Terror
Death of Robespierre
Results of the
War Is Coming!
End of Presentation
Napoleons coming to power marked the end of the French Revolution, and at the same time it spelled the end of the old regime and guaranteed that the ideals of the French Revolution would be spread to every corner of the continent and through much of the world.
He was a military adventurer, an idealist, and he believed in government by meritocracy, but also made his brothers and sister royalty throughout Europe. Napoleon is often called the first modern dictator because of the way he seemed to mobilize all of the resources of the state.
He was also a product of his time being influenced by the philosophies of the Enlightenment. He believed that society worked better when certain human rights were respected. Napoleon was instrumental in ushering in a new age where people all over Europe could speak of human rights and not just the rights of a particular class.
He did make colossal mistakes, but even his mistakes would help to bring about a new understanding in Europe that they were much better working together than fighting among themselves. Long after Napoleon had left the scene there was agreement in Europe that peace was much better than the alternative. This time of peace would be called, The Concert of Europe.
Power point #2 is entitled, The French Revolution - The Age of Napoleon contains 33 slides and covers the following:
Marriage & Military
Military Leader & Statesman
Defeated by Nelson
Emperor of France
Changes in France
Britain: The Enemy
The Continental System
The Russian Campaign
War with Russia
French Army Destroyed
Fall of Napoleon
Defeat, Exile & Return
Waterloo & Death
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... The French Revolution.