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USA
American Revolution Severe Weather Spending by Government Well….  Most of France
<ul><li>People starting raising questions based on the Enlightenment ideas of Rousseau and Voltaire </li></ul>
 
<ul><li>Owned 10% of land </li></ul><ul><li>Exempt from taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Only contributed 2% of income to the gover...
 
<ul><li>One for you, five for me: Privilege (private law) </li></ul><ul><li>Though less than 2% of population, controlled ...
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>Kind of place that would annoy you if you are a peasant who is starving </li></ul>
 
<ul><li>98% of people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80% peasants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18% Bourgeoisie and Urban Lower Class ...
 
<ul><li>98% of people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80% peasants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18% Bourgeoisie and Urban Lower Class ...
 
 
<ul><li>Facing national bankruptcy, Louis XIV decides to call a meeting </li></ul><ul><li>The Estates General </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Meeting hits a snag: According to old rules, each estate gets 1 vote </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd  estate will never...
<ul><li>New Meeting Location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indoor tennis court </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tennis Court Oath </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Laid down basic rights to which every Frenchman is entitled </li></ul><ul><li>Marquis de Lafayette played major ro...
 
<ul><li>After Louis tried to escape, the Committee of Public Safety was formed. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: Did not make t...
 
 
 
 
 
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  1. 5. USA
  2. 6. American Revolution Severe Weather Spending by Government Well…. Most of France
  3. 7. <ul><li>People starting raising questions based on the Enlightenment ideas of Rousseau and Voltaire </li></ul>
  4. 9. <ul><li>Owned 10% of land </li></ul><ul><li>Exempt from taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Only contributed 2% of income to the government </li></ul>
  5. 11. <ul><li>One for you, five for me: Privilege (private law) </li></ul><ul><li>Though less than 2% of population, controlled over 20% of land </li></ul><ul><li>Oh yeah, exempt from taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Scorned enlightenment ideas </li></ul>
  6. 16. <ul><li>Kind of place that would annoy you if you are a peasant who is starving </li></ul>
  7. 18. <ul><li>98% of people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80% peasants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18% Bourgeoisie and Urban Lower Class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Without birthright, you weren’t allowed to reach the top, however good you were </li></ul><ul><li>Taxes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poll tax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salt tax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tenth tax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tax in kind (go work on roads for a few days) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 20. <ul><li>98% of people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80% peasants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18% Bourgeoisie and Urban Lower Class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Without birthright, you weren’t allowed to reach the top, however good you were </li></ul><ul><li>Taxes! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poll tax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salt tax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tenth tax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tax in kind (go work on roads for a few days) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 23. <ul><li>Facing national bankruptcy, Louis XIV decides to call a meeting </li></ul><ul><li>The Estates General </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Representatives from all 3 Estates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May 5, 1789 at Versailles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 st meeting in 175 years </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 24. <ul><li>Meeting hits a snag: According to old rules, each estate gets 1 vote </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd estate will never win! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ We’re not the 3 rd anything! We’re the French Nation!” </li></ul><ul><li>Name change: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd estate to National Assembly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>So when everyone took a 15 minute break, the king locked them out. </li></ul>
  11. 25. <ul><li>New Meeting Location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indoor tennis court </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tennis Court Oath </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pledge a new constitution </li></ul></ul>
  12. 26. <ul><li>Laid down basic rights to which every Frenchman is entitled </li></ul><ul><li>Marquis de Lafayette played major role in promoting this </li></ul>
  13. 28. <ul><li>After Louis tried to escape, the Committee of Public Safety was formed. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: Did not make the public safe </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Law of Suspects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No proof, lawyers, or fair trials needed! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Law of Maximum </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bakers and grocers executed for charging too much </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Enter Dr. Guillotine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The speedy and humane way to kill! </li></ul></ul>
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