History theme 2 examines France and US society between 1848 and 1871.
Part One begins with a survey chapter of the short lived Second Republic which became the Second Empire (with an authoritarian and liberal phase), ending with the fall of Louis-Napoleon and the crisis of 1870 to 71 in France.
Part Two, the following chapter, focuses on the USA and the crisis of the republic with the onset of the American Civil War.
The theme concludes with Part Three which examines the economic and social transformations in France and the USA between 1800 and 1870.
Part One: France
Overview: France, 1850-1914
Article and exercises on the end of the Second Empire:
Part Two: The USA
1860 US Presidential Election Map:
Causes of the Civil War:
The war and Reconstruction:
The Civil War:
Part Three: France and USA Economic and Social Transformations