Hi there !! I'm Santiago and I'm going to tell you what we have done today in Social Sciences class.
First of all, we have talked about the exam, because the next Social Sciences class is the exam about the 17th century. We can be there at 8:00, so we can start the exam before the bell rings, and we'll have more time to do the exam (I hope we'd have enough time to do it)
Today we have started with Unit 3: The French Revolution, the Napoleonic Era, Liberalism and Nationalism.
We have studied something about how did the French Revolution started. It started in 1789, in the Tennis Court oath. They killed Luis XVI, the current king at that time and they proclaimed the republic. The revolution lasted from 1789 to 1815
Then, we have talked about Napoleon. Napoleon was the 1st emperor of the 1st French Empire. He started war with almost every country, but people preferred it instead of Absolutism.
Then, we have been speaking about something about Spanish Kings. We have talked about Ferdinand VII, which is possibly the worst king of the entire Hispanic Monarchy, and as Charles IV lost the crown after a conspiracy of his son, he asked Napoleon for help. Napoleon sent Joseph I to Spain to fix some things, but people didn't want him and the Peninsular War started. After that war, Joseph I (who is possibly the best king we have ever had) came back to France.
Later, we have talked about Isabella II. This was also a bad Queen. She knew she had to reign, but in the end she didn't do much . She only held the power, and at the end of her kingdom, a revolution took place. Then, Amadeus I became King, but at the end he left because he didn't want to rule over the Spaniards because they didn't do what he wanted, and he abdicated. Thus, the 1st Republic was proclaimed. This republic only lasted for a year, so... It's the same as if we haven't had any republic
And we have also talked about Thanksgiving, because today is the last Thursday of November, and therefore, today is Thanksgiving, and much more things about the USA. Paqui has told us that the main parties there don't want people to vote, because they have very strict rules, for example, they have to go voting on Thursday, they have to apply to a list like... 3 months before the date of the elections, and if you have more than 3 offences, no matter how hard they are, you can't vote.
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And that's all for today. Bye !!