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  1. 1. Romanticism<br />David, Eddie, Reinelda, and Shay<br />
  2. 2. Two Revolutions, Two Outcomes<br />French Revolution<br />July 14, 1789 - Storming of the Bastille<br />The people of Paris stormed the Bastille, the prison that symbolized the absolute monarchy, which had oppressed France for so long.<br />Industrial Revolution<br />August 26, 1791 – John Fitch is granted a patent for the steamboat.<br />March 14, 1794 - Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.<br />
  3. 3. French Revolution<br />August 27, 1789 – The Assembly adopts The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen<br />This document presented the ideals and principles of the Revolution, which condemned a government based upon absolutism (all power lies with one ruler), and justified the establishment of a new regime based upon the rights of the individuals.<br />September 3-7, 1792 – The September Massacres<br />In the weeks prior to the massacres, the monarchy was overthrown. The people of Paris believed that political prisoners were planning a counterrevolutionary plot. This resulted in deaths of half of the prison population in Prison(which was over 1,200 people).<br />Industrial Revolution<br />February 21, 1804 – Robert Trevithick demonstrates a steam locomotive.<br />The locomotive led to construction of railways and the use of steam power for both passenger and freight trains.<br />
  4. 4. French Revolution<br />January 21, 1793 – Louis XVI brought to trial and guillotined<br />The king, Louis XVI, was convicted of treason in the previous month and sentenced to death. He was guillotined in front of a cheering crowd and this symbolized the horrors of the Revolution.<br />September 5, 1793 – Start of Reign of Terror<br />Fearing an end to the Revolution, the Committee of Public Safety was formed to seek out people who were considered “enemies” of France. During this period, trials were held often and many people were brought to the guillotine and killed, most of the victims being commoners. This scared the people of France and the revolts against this new government ended.<br />Industrial Revolution<br />August 17, 1807 – Robert Fulton’s Clermont, first successful steamboat<br />This was the first commercially used steamboat , utilizing the steam engine, which carried passengers between New York City and Albany, New York. <br />September 15, 1830 – The Liverpool and Manchester Railway begins first regular commercial rail service.<br />This was the world’s first railway to regularly transport materials and passengers and was the foundation for the modern railroad industry.<br />
  5. 5. French Revolution<br />November 2, 1795 – The Directory is established<br />This new type of government was established after the end of the Reign of Terror. Five directors held executive power in France during this time.<br />December 24, 1799 – Napoleon overthrows the Directory<br />Napoleon won many battles against and the British and when he returned to France, he was seen as a war hero.With the help of his troops, he overthrew the government.<br />Industrial Revolution<br />June 20, 1840 – Samuel Morse develops the telegraph and Morse Code.<br />

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