Current Homework Schedule

Reform and Unrest

Early to Mid 1800s


Two sets of critics followed the French Revolution and Napoleon:  the nationalists and the liberals.  The nationalists wished to see the map of Europe drawn according to boundaries of nationalities or        ethnic groups.  Liberals sought moderate political reform and freer economic markets.  The goals of the nationalists and liberals threatened the dominance of landed aristocracies and the rule of monarchs who governed by virtue of dynastic inheritance rather than nationality.

By 1830, Europe was headed toward an industrial society.  Yet what characterized the second quarter of the century was not the triumph of industrialism by the final protests of those economic groups who opposed it.  Intellectually, the period saw the formulation of the major creeds supporting and criticizing the newly emerging society.





What is nationalism? What were the goals of Nationalists? What were the difficulties they confronted in realizing those goals?

  • Handout Unit Schedule
  • Write down questions of the day—with space in their notebooks
  • Primary Source Examples of Nationalism
    • Nationalism and Music—full group
    • Jigsaw Activity:  Students will be divided into groups based on these documents…
      • Theodor Herzl, On the Jewish State
      • Ernst Moritz Arndt, The German Fatherland
      • Sir Walter Scott, The Patriot
      • Kagan, The Challenges of Nationalism and Liberalism

Questions to address when reporting back to your peers—use specific examples from your text.

·         What country is the author from? 

·         What good comes from nationalism?

·         What are the problems you see with nationalism?

  • Answer today’s focusing questions as a class

HW:  705-741



Liberalism vs Conservatism

What are the tenets of liberalism?  What are the tenets of Conservatism? 

  • Debate:  What is better for the people—liberalism or conservatism?
    • Randomly divide the class into two groups—do not let them choose their own groups—designate one liberalism and one conservatism
    • Handout the handouts that go with each topic
    • Have each group prepare for the debate—give them about 20 minutes—each group should prepare the following:
      • Opening statement
      • 3 arguments
      • Closing
      • Prepare possible rebuttals to the other side
    • Debate!
  • As a class answer the questions of the day.  Write each question on the board and have a class discussion on them.  You record the answers on the board. Krista will email them to the class.
  • Liberalism and Conservatism of today! 
    • Definitions
      • Liberalism: A political theory founded on the natural goodness of humans and the autonomy of the individual and favoring civil and political liberties, government by law with the consent of the governed, and protection from arbitrary authority.
      • Conservatism: A political philosophy or attitude emphasizing respect for traditional institutions, distrust of government activism, and opposition to sudden change in the established order
    • Left Wing (those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare) vsRight Wing (those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged)
    • Democrats vs Republicans (brainstorm general beliefs of both)

HW:  743-760



Abolition of Slavery

What religious and intellectual developments led some Europeans and some Americans to question and criticize the institution of slavery?

  • Slavery and the Transatlantic Economy Chart
    • Fill in the chart
    • Discuss with the class

HW:  760-775




What were the chief ideas of the early socialists? 

  • Vocabulary of Early Socialism
  • Notes on Engels and Marx
  • Read the Communist Manifesto
  • Natural Progression of Governments throughout time
  • Bovine Politics Handout

HW:  Study for Test



1848:  The Year of Revolutions

In-Class DBQ

HW:  Study for test



Test Day

***Knowledge Journal Due



Terms and People to Know!

Reform and Unrest


Remember:  Use detail and answer the following questions when applicable:  (1) who was involved; (2) when did it occur; (3) what is the significance of this person, event, or place!


  1. Nationalism
  2. Nationhood
  3. Liberal
  4. Conservative
  5. Conservative Government
  6. Metternich
  7. Castereagh
  8. Frederick William III
  9. Student Nationalism
  10. Lord Liverpool
  11. Peterloo
  12. Louis XVIII
  13. The Charter
  14. Ultraroyalism
  15. Spanish Revolution of 1820
  16. Greek Revolution of 1821
  17. Serbian Independence
  18. Toussaint L’Ouverture
  19. Jean-Jacques Dessalines
  20. Simon Bolivar
  21. Decembrist Revolt of 1825
  22. Alexander I
  23. Nicholas I
  24. Charles X
  25. July Revolution
  26. Louis Philippe
  27. Belgium Independence
  28. Great Reform Bill
  29. Catholic Emancipation Act
  30. Catholic Association
  31. Railways
  32. Proletarianization of Factory Workers and Urban Artisans
  33. William Lovett
  34. London Working Men’s Association
  35. Child Labor
  36. Sir Robert Peel
  37. Bobbies
  38. Hulks
  39. Malthus
  40. Ricardo
  41. Utopian Socialism
  42. Saint-Simonianism
  43. Owenism
  44. Fourierism
  45. Anarchism
  46. Marxism
  47. Friedrich Engels
  48. Louis Napoleon
  49. Frenchwomen in 1848
  50. Vienna Uprising
  51. Magyar Revolt
  52. Revolution in Prussia
  53. Frankfurt Parliament