Why did it take so long for a stable democratic regime to take hold in France?

You are preparing a brochure for American visitors to France. Your purpose is to increase knowledge of history in order to strengthen the bridges between the two long-term friends. Answer each of the following questions, citing historical events and details, referring as needed to this module’s readings.

  1. Why did it take so long for a stable democratic regime to take hold in France?
  2. How did de Gaulle’s changes to the country’s institution and social, political, and economic processes contribute to the creation of an effective industrial state?
  3. What is the impact of the French influential elite whose roots lie in the bureaucracy?
  4. Discuss what France’s recent foreign policy says about its character as a nation.


Rubric – Written Assignments

50 points: Foundation of knowledge: Assignment is written in student’s own words, presenting a position that has been well thought out. Demonstrates clear evidence that student has completed and understood the assigned reading by incorporating relevant information from the textbook, and demonstrates mastery of the lesson material.

30 points: Evidence: Incorporates facts/material from the assigned reading primarily, and other reputable sources secondarily to support student’s position.

10 points: Citations: Cites sources appropriately using BOTH in-text citations AND a references page in APA format.

10 points: Mechanics: Writing quality, grammar, organization, meets page length requirements

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