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Unit 3: Revolutions and Reaction

Lesson C: Impact of the Atlantic Revolutions on Europe

Activity 1: Goals of the Revolution

The French Revolution had goals as well. One common motto used by revolutionaries was the phrase "Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity." This battle cry started during the 1789 revolution, but lived well into the 1800s and beyond.

What do you think this phrase means? Let's take a closer look.

Directions: Reach each term and then write your personal definition of each word. Select the Submit button to compare your definition with the glossary definition. Be sure you have the correct definition for each term listed in your notebook.

Goals of the French Revolution:

Nationalism was the effort of like-minded groups of people to serve a country, not a leader, and directly challenged the authority of absolute monarchs. These peoples often shared a common culture, religion, language, or history and thus felt connected to one another. When their monarch or leader did not share in their subjects' common background, it often caused nationalist feelings to boil up in the demand for change.