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My History 102 Project about the Palace of Versailles

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  1. 1. By: Alex Hill France’s Royal Jewel
  2. 2.  A home for himself  A home for thousands of  High Nobility  Aristocrats  Reception hall for political and state affairs  An work place for the members of King Louis XIV’s government  A symbol of French Absolutism and the power of King Louis XIV
  3. 3. Hall of Mirrors Gardens Fountains
  4. 4.  King Louis XIV had an adoration of oranges  He had his architect, build an enclosed and heated structure to grow oranges during the winter  The Orangerie was 510 ft long and 69 ft long  It held around 2,000 orange trees
  5. 5.  Turned his father’s bedroom and bathroom into a private dining room for 30 people  Built an opera house for 712 people
  6. 6.  Marie Antoinette’s little town  Built from 1783-1785  Contained  a farm  cottages with gardens  a mill  a dovecote (bird house)  a tower with an extravagant view  Actual peasants lived and worked on the land
  7. 7.  The Palace of Versailles remained empty during the French Revolution  In 1837, the Palace of Versailles was converted into a museum by King Louis-Philippe  Dedicated to all of the glories of the country
  8. 8.  The Treaty of Versailles was signed in the Hall of Mirrors  The Treaty of Versailles was signed in the Palace of Versailles because  Paris is a famous place to sign treaties  Germany used the Palace of Versailles in 1871 to declare it’s empire
  9. 9.  The Palace of Versailles went under restoration in 2003 and is expected to end in 2020  Repave the roads  “Make it sparkle”
  10. 10.  Jackson J. Spielvogel, Western Civilization, Volume II: Since 1500, Seventh Edition (Thomson Higher Education, 2009), 455  Linda Tagliaferro, Palace of Versilles, France’s Royal Jewel (Bearport Publishing Company, Inc. 2005), 22-25  James Barter, The Palace of Versailles (Lucent Books, Inc 1999), 60  “The Building,” Last Modified October 28, 1988, http://splendors- versailles.org/TeachersGuide/Building/index.html  “United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,” Last Modified April 1, 2010, http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005425

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