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The French Revolution

The French Revolution






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    • The French Revolution Timeline from 1789-1782
      • Copy down the information you do not know (which is probably all of it . . . especially if you didn’t read Sections 1 and 2)
      • No matter what, be sure to copy the underlined words and definitions
      • Copy ALL of the last slide
    • May, 1789
      • King Louis XVI calls a meeting of the Estates General
      • Cause: riots and MAJOR financial problems
      • Representatives from all three estates meet
      • Tennis Court Oath
      • Cause: The 3 rd Estate knows that they will be outvoted if they remain in the Estate’s General
      • The Third Estate’s representatives form the National Assembly to replace the Estates General
      • They vow to form a Constitution for France
      June, 1789
    • July 14, 1789
      • Storming of the Bastille prison
      • Cause: people of Paris are afraid Louis XVI will send troops to the city to control mobs
      • The mob overruns the Bastille in hope of finding weapons
      • The Storming becomes a symbol of the Revolution
    • August, 1789
      • Declaration of the Rights of Man
      • Cause: the 3 rd Estate was tired of special legal privileges for the other Estates
      • Declared all men equal before the law with equal rights
    • October, 1789
      • Royal Family moves to in Paris
      • Cause: In spite of new rights, many Parisians are starving while the wealthy party
      • Mob of women force Louis XVI and family to Paris to see the despair
      • The royal family is confined to a palace there for three years
    • 1790
      • Civil Constitution is passed
      • Cause: The government was still in huge debt
      • The Catholic church’s land was taken to raise money
      • Angered France’s MANY Catholics of all social classes causing them to dislike the National Assembly
    • 1791
      • Constitution of 1791
      • Cause: The Tennis Court Oath
      • Limited Monarchy (king has little power)
      • Legislative Assembly (elected by tax-paying men) has all the power
      • Nobles must give up some land but are paid for it
    • June, 1791
      • King Louis XVI and family are caught trying to escape from Paris
      • This attempt strengthens the arguments of the people who want NO monarchy
    • April, 1792
      • France’s new Legislative Assembly declares war on several European countries.
      • Cause: Many monarchs across Europe disliked France’s new government and feared revolutions in their own countries. Emigres (nobles who fled France) were telling horror stories of how they were treated.
    • But in 1792, tension is building in France . . .
      • The wars are not going well
      • The san-culottes (working-class French) were demanding a republic (totally elected government) instead of a limited monarchy
      • Some people wanted an absolute monarchy back
      • Assignats (the French dollar) is losing value
      • Food shortages continue