World History 9B, Assignment Eight, Changes in Europe, Congress of Vienna to 1848


Assignment Eight
Changes in Europe
Packet, Deadline January 22, 80 points

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What happened around the Atlantic after the great ideals of the Congress of Vienna?

von Metternich

von Metternich


The Congress of Vienna convened as Napoleon was falling from power. The big question was how to create stability in Europe after so much had been shattered by the Napoleonic Wars. Attendees to the Congress believed the real key to stability was to strengthen the monarchies and restrict the power of France.

Just what happened in the wake of the Congress was something no one imagined.


Students will identify and describe the strengths and weaknesses of their topics from this period assigned to their groups.

Essential questions

What were the positive and not-so-positive effects of your topic? Why? How did they affect the people of their time and ours?

Special instructions

You will present the findings of your group in a format you choose. You can do the traditional PowerPoint, you can discuss it, you can do a news program, a podcast or a play. You choose.

Work with the team assignments we made in class. The topics are listed below.

  1. The growth of nationalism, 1815 - 1850
    Rebecca, Hannah, Lizzie
  2. Revolutions of 1848
    Ian, Brooke, Ruby, Arianna
  3. Latin American Revolutions
    Megan Ashton, McKay
  4. French Rulers
    Max, Brigham Kevin; Ben, Brynlee, Andrew
  5. The Explosion of Classical and Romantic Music
    Isaac, Kade, jacob, Rayce; Josh

In addition to your presentation, you need to create a simple handout explaining your findings. You need to include a paragraph or two that explains each side. You will email your handouts to me and I will combine them.





Rulers of France 1815-1850

First Empire
The revolution was brought to an end by Napoleon, but he failed to create a lasting dynasty.

1804 - 1814 Napoleon I
1814 - 1815 Louis XVIII (king)
1815 Napoleon I (2nd time)

The restoration of the royal family was a compromise, but France remained in social and political change.

1814 - 1824 Louis XVIII
1824 - 1830 Charles X
1830 - 1848 Louis Philippe

Second Republic (Presidents)
1848 Louis Eugéne Cavaignac
1848 - 1852 Louis Napoleon (later Napoleon III)

Second Empire (Emperors)
Napoleon III was related to Napoleon I.
1852 - 1870 (Louis) Napoleon III



Printed files


Media files

To view the PowerPoint file we used in class at the start of this unit, click here.

Online files

Textbook Chapter 23

Textbook Chapter 24

Classical Music, 1, 2, 3

Growth of Nationalism, 1, 2, 3

Revolutions of 1848, 1, 2, 3

Latin American Revolutions, 1, 2, 3

French Rulers After Napoleon 1, 2, 3

Sound files