AP World History
Ch. 16 Study Guide
Become aware of the number and diversity of Atlantic revolutions in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Explore the cross-pollination between revolutionary movements.
Investigate the real impact of the Atlantic revolutions.
Consider the broader long-term implications of the revolutionary movements for sweeping social change.
Answer the following question here and also be prepared to answer it on the test. 1. What were the driving forces behind the abolition of slavery?
Big Picture Questions:
1. Do revolutions originate in oppression and injustice, in the weakening of political authorities, in new ideas, or in the activities of small groups of determined activists?
2. “The influence of revolutions endured long after they ended and far beyond where they started.” – To what extent does this chapter support or undermine this idea?
3. Did the Atlantic Revolutions fulfill or betray the goals of those who made them? Consider this question in both short- and long-term perspectives.
4. Looking Back: To what extent did the Atlantic Revolutions reflect the influence of early modern historical developments (1450-1750)?
Seeking the Main Point Question
What were the most important outcomes of the Atlantic revolutions, both immediately and in the century that followed?
Answer the following questions on another piece of paper and staple it to this one. 1. In what ways did the ideas of the Enlightenment contribute to the Atlantic revolutions? 2. What was revolutionary about the American Revolution and what was not? 3. How did the French Revolution differ from the American Revolution? 4. What was distinctive about the Haitian Revolution, both in work history generally and in the history of Atlantic revolutions? 5. How were the Spanish American revolutions shaped by the American, French, and Haitian...
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