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Chapter 3

In Chapter 3, you will look at when and where the ideas of classical liberalism originated, how these ideas evolved into the principles of classical liberalism, and determine some of the impacts of liberalism on society in the 19th century. The main issue for this chapter is: To what extent can classical liberalism impact a society?

Student Resource Links

Section 2, Voices: The American Revolution and Get to the Source, p. 117 #3

You may wish to consult the following documents in order to better address these questions:

Section 2, Get to the Source, p. 118
To read the entire Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen: [English version]

Section 2, Explore the Issues, Concept Application #4, p. 118
For information on movies based on the French or American Revolution, go to the following sites:

Teacher’s Resource Links

These links will support activities assigned by your teacher.

Introductory Activity: Rethinking Assumptions about the Past
You may have the opportunity to derive historical data and illustration ideas from historical paintings.
Some online sources that you could use to select historical paintings of significant events include the following, though there are many other sources:

Section 2, Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
You may wish to spend some time analyzing the Déclaration des droits de l’Homme et du citoyen (the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen) (pp. 115, 118).

Skill Path: What Makes History Significant

You may use the following link as one model for consensus decision making:

Background Information Links
These links offer background information, alternative content, and alternative approaches to issues and topics that are addressed in the Student Resource and Teacher’s Resource.


Encyclopædia Britannica @

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, “Liberty” @

The Atlas Society, “Political Philosophy” @

The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, “Heilbrunn Timeline of Art” @

The Victorian Web, “Industrial Revolution” @

World Civilizations: An Internet Classroom and Anthology @

Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, “Industrial Revolution” @

Multiple Perspectives – Aboriginal Perspectives

For references John Locke made to Aboriginal cultures, see

To illustrate Aboriginal contributions to liberalism, consult the Six Nations website for more information:

Multiple Perspectives – Francophone Perspectives

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution @

For information about movies:
Films on the French Revolution: @

To read la Déclaration des droits de l’Homme et du citoyen (the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen) (pp. 115, 118) full text, go to: