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The French Revolution

The French Revolution

1789

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Causes of French Revolution

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

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Causes of French Revolution

Causes of French Revolution

Vast majority of people were broke and hungry.

Vast majority were in the lowest estate

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Three Estates

Three Estates

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Bourgeoisie

Bourgeoisie

Part of the third estate, they were the middle class of France.

They were bankers, merchants, factory owners (educated people)

Led the revolution

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Revolution - beginnings

Revolution - beginnings

Although people were starving and the country was broke, the royal family flaunted their wealth and uncaring.

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Bread riots

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

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King Louis XVI

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

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Estates General meets

Estates General meets

The part of the French Congress representing the third estate left and declared themselves THE congress of France.

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Events continued

Events continued

French created their own Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen modeled after TJs Declaration of Independence

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Effects of the French Revolution

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.

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Effects continued. . .

Effects continued. . .

Napoleon Bonaparte was elected leader, then appoints himself emperor of France.

Sold Louisiana to TJ

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