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World History Class January 8, 2009
 

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    • January 8, 2009 Thomas Jefferson was an unapologetic slave owner. He was also our third president. Does one cancel out the other? For example, should Jefferson be taken off the nickel?
    • WARNING!
      • You need to get me any missing work by tomorrow.
    • Homework
      • Would you allow the Guillotine in the USA? Why or why not?
    • The French Revolution
      • Remember the King and the National Assembly were at an impasse.
      • They were going to fight.
    • Jacques Necker
      • French finance minister
      • Tried to get the King to live on a budget
      • The King fired him
      • The mob took this to mean that the King was going to attack the National Assembly
    • The Storming of the Bastille
      • It was a fortress / prison in Paris.
      • On July 14, 1789, a mob storms the Bastille, releasing a few prisoners and seizing weapons.
    • The King backs down
      • The King loses a lot of power
      • The people revolt
      • They more or less abolish feudalism themselves
    • The Declaration of the rights of man
      • Modeled after the Declaration of Independence
      • It grants people rights
      • Freedom of the press
      • Freedom of speech
      • It limits the power of the King
    • THE GUILLOTINE
      • A method of execution
      • Used by the revolutionary government
      • They used it to execute a lot of nobles
    • They killed the King
      • Louis XVI was killed in 1793
      • His wife, Marie Antoinette, was also killed
    • Classwork
      • Connect to today p. 659 #1, Main idea A p. 657, Main Idea C p. 660