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Modern World History: French Revolution

Modern World History: French Revolution


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  • 1. CHAPTER 12 The French Revolution and Napoléon Section 1: The Roots of Revolution Section 2:The French Revolution Section 3: The French Republic Section 4: The Napoléonic Era Section 5: A Return to Peace
  • 2. SECTION 2 The French Revolution Ch 12.2 Bell Ringer: What were some of the provisions of the Constitution of 1791? Constitution of 1791 What type of government did it create? type of government division of powers How was the power divided in the gov’t? legislature What type of legislature? Who could vote? voters
  • 3. SECTION 2 The French Revolution Paris citizens feared the King would drive out the National Assembly by force.
  • 4. SECTION 2 The French Revolution 14 July 1789 The people of Paris capture the Bastille.
  • 5. SECTION 2 The French Revolution The Storming of the Bastille …
  • 6. SECTION 2 The French Revolution The Great Fear occurred from July 20 to August 5, 1789
  • 7. SECTION 2 The French Revolution Decree of 4 August 1789 In response to the Great Fear, the Assembly discusses Reforms …
  • 8. SECTION 2 The French Revolution Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen • Men are born equal & remain equal before the law • Freedom of speech, of the press, of religion • Right to take part in gov’t • Right to a fair trial • Sound familiar?
  • 9. SECTION 2 The French Revolution The National Assembly makes some important changes …
  • 10. SECTION 2 The French Revolution The Slogan of the French Revolution Liberty Equality Fraternity
  • 11. SECTION 2 The French Revolution Olympe de Gouges Declaration of the Rights of Women 1791 But of course, the Revolution believed in equality for men… Not women.
  • 12. Visual Source The French Revolution Arrival of Emigres with the Duchess of Berry on the French Coast by Carle Vernet
  • 13. Visual Source The French Revolution The Women's March on Versailles
  • 14. Visual Source The French Revolution France was divided into departments.
  • 15. SECTION 2 The French Revolution “Civil Constitution of the Clergy” The revolution was to curb not only the power of the nobility but, equally, the power of the Church.
  • 16. SECTION 2 The French Revolution Constitution of 1791 Limited the power of the King Divided the gov’t into three branches (sound familiar?) Tax-paying males elected members to a Legislative Assembly Louis XVI agreed . . . . But secretly plotted to regain his throne. Who do you think would want to help him?
  • 17. SECTION 2 The French Revolution The Legislative Assembly Takes Charge 1 October 1791
  • 18. SECTION 2 The French Revolution Louis attempts to flee France. He and his family are caught, arrested and returned to Paris. Varennes
  • 19. Political Cartoon The French Revolution
  • 20. SECTION 2 The French Revolution The Legislative Assembly - attempted to create a constitutional monarchy -was not a sound gov’t -would last less than a year
  • 21. SECTION 2 The French Revolution left right RADICALS CONSERVATIVES Revolution had gone Get rid of KING, far enough, wanted gov’t set up a REPUBLIC with a king center but LIMIT his MODERATES authority
  • 22. Political Cartoon The French Revolution 1792 cartoon Caption in English: "Long live the nation" (from bottle to mouth)) Louis pretended to play a personal part in the insurrection of June 20.
  • 23. SECTION 2 The French Revolution Threat of Foreign Invasion! April 1792
  • 24. SECTION 2 The French Revolution French forces are faring poorly against the Austrian and Prussian armies.
  • 25. SECTION 2 The French Revolution Hotel de Ville Radicals seize control of the Commune, Paris’s city gov’t
  • 26. SECTION 2 The French Revolution Prussians threaten Paris IF the Royal Family Is harmed. The Commune demands the monarchy be abolished and accuse the King of plotting with foreign powers.
  • 27. SECTION 2 The French Revolution August 1792 – suspend the office of king and imprison the royal family No king – No constitutional monarchy – WE NEED ANOTHER NEW GOVERNMENT!
  • 28. SECTION 2 The French Revolution Close your books Quiz Time!
  • 29. SECTION 2 The French Revolution Ch 12.2 Bell Ringer: What were some of the provisions of the Constitution of 1791? Constitution of 1791 type of government limited monarchy division of powers three branches—legislative, judicial, executive legislature consists of one house voters only taxpaying males may vote