The French Revolution
The People <ul><li>What is an absolute monarchy? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did the people reject King Louis XVI? </li></ul>
Extreme Economic Divides <ul><li>The Life of the Poor  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Bread Riot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feu...
Extreme Economics Divides <ul><li>Contrasts to the decadence of Versailles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The life of the nobles.  ...
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen <ul><li>How does the French Constitution compare to the U.S. Const...
Les Miserables <ul><li>Does Victor Hugo’s  Les Miserables  give an accurate portrayal of life during French Revolution? </...
&quot;As long as there shall exist, by virtue of law and custom, a social damnation artificially creating hells in the mid...
References for Images <ul><li>(2006, September 17). Fortune Innovation Forum. Retrieved July 20, 2007, from Business Innov...
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French Revolution

  1. 1. The French Revolution
  2. 2. The People <ul><li>What is an absolute monarchy? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did the people reject King Louis XVI? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Extreme Economic Divides <ul><li>The Life of the Poor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Bread Riot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feudalism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily conditions </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Extreme Economics Divides <ul><li>Contrasts to the decadence of Versailles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The life of the nobles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The parties of Marie Antoinette </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen <ul><li>How does the French Constitution compare to the U.S. Constitution? </li></ul><ul><li>What reasons can you think of for the similarities? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Les Miserables <ul><li>Does Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables give an accurate portrayal of life during French Revolution? </li></ul>
  7. 7. &quot;As long as there shall exist, by virtue of law and custom, a social damnation artificially creating hells in the midst of civilization and complicating divine destiny with a human fatality . . . books like this cannot be useless.&quot; -- Victor Hugo
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