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Chapter 18, Lesson 2: Ideas in Action (pp. 480-485)

I. Attempts at Reform

II. Influences in America

    A. Colonists in North America successfully adopted Enlightenment ideas.

    B. Americans rejected British rule on the grounds that the rights of American colonists were being violated.

    C. The Declaration of Independence drew upon the ideas of John Locke.

III. The French Revolution
    A. In France, the poor were heavily taxed and short of food. There was high unemployment.

    B. On July 14, 1789, the people of Paris stormed a prison called the Bastille.

    C. The execution of Louis XIV in 1792 was followed by the Reign of Terror.

    D. The revolutionary period ended when Napoleon Bonaparte seized control of the government in 1799.

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