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The French Revolution

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Title: The French Revolution


1
The French Revolution
  • 1789

2
Causes of French Revolution
  • Ideas of liberty and equality from the American
    Revolution (note Constitution was signed 2 yrs
    before in 1787)
  • Enlightenment ideas of John Locke

3
Causes of French Revolution
  • Vast majority of people were broke and hungry.
  • Vast majority were in the lowest estate

4
Three Estates
5
bourgeoisie
  • Part of the third estate, they were the middle
    class of France.
  • They were bankers, merchants, factory owners
    (educated people)
  • Led the revolution

6
Revolution - beginnings
  • Although people were starving and the country was
    broke, the royal family flaunted their wealth and
    uncaring.

7
Bread riots
  • People were hungry the country was broke.
  • This picture is from an all-woman bread riot.
  • Marie Antionette said let them eat cake

8
King Louis XVI
  • His grandfather Louis XIV was the ultimate
    absolutist king.
  • This king was weak
  • He had so little control, he called for the
    French congress to fix some problems

9
Estates General meets
  • The part of the French Congress representing the
    third estate left and declared themselves THE
    congress of France.

10
Events continued
  • French created their own Declaration of the
    Rights of Man and Citizen modeled after TJs
    Declaration of Independence

11
Effects of the French Revolution
  • Both the King and Queen were beheaded
  • French monarchy no more
  • In addition to the Royal family, 17,000 people
    were executed with the guillotine.

12
Effects continued. . .
  • Napoleon Bonaparte was elected leader, then
    appoints himself emperor of France.
  • Sold Louisiana to TJ

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