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World History Class january 7, 2009



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  • 1. January 7, 2009
    • In 2006 a man was forced to move his seat on an airline and cover his t shirt because it had Arabic writing on it. The airline said some passengers were uncomfortable. He sued and won 240,000 dollars. Should he have been asked to cover his shirt? Should he have won more money? Less?
  • 2. Homework!
    • Is it ever acceptable for a government to torture? Why or why not?
  • 3. The French Revolution
    • It happened after the American Revolution
    • It came about in part because of a financial crises
    • The problem was the clergy and the nobility paid little or no taxes
  • 4. The Estates-General
    • They were a representative body made up of three parts – clergy nobility, and everyone else.
    • The King of France called them in to settle the financial crises
  • 5. The Third Estate
    • Remember, they are the rest of France
    • You would have been in the Third Estate
    • They needed the agreement of the other two estates to do anything.
  • 6. The National Assembly
    • The Third Estate became the National Assembly, leaving the other two estates out.
    • They argued with the King and he ordered the national Assembly closed.
  • 7. The Tennis Court Oath
    • It was taken by the National Assembly in an indoor tennis court. The King had their meeting room locked and guarded.
  • 8. The Tennis Court Oath
    • We swear never to separate ourselves from the National Assembly, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the realm is drawn up and fixed upon solid foundations.
  • 9. The result:
    • They were joined by some of the clergy and nobility
    • The King and Nobility
    • They tried to take power back
    • A confrontation is inevitable
  • 10. Classwork
            • Question p, 650, Skillbuilder p. 652