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Angry Crowds During the French Revolution The Aristocracy Group
One thing that leaded to the French Revolution was that  people were not treated equally  in French society. They were div...
The Aristocracy Group The members of the Third Estate were angry. They had  few rights . They paid up to half of their inc...
The Aristocracy Group These are some of the events that made crowds angry in 1789: July  –  An estimated 150,000 of Paris'...
The Aristocracy Group <ul><li>All the struggles that the angry crowds faced, worthed it. Those armys, those attacks to the...
Sources <ul><li>http://www.victorianweb.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.britannica.com   </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.smj...
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  1. 1. Angry Crowds During the French Revolution The Aristocracy Group
  2. 2. One thing that leaded to the French Revolution was that people were not treated equally in French society. They were divided into three estates: The Aristocracy Group <ul><ul><li>The First Estate consisted of the Roman Catholic clergy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Second Estate was made up of rich nobles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Everybody else belonged to the Third Estate . This huge group included the bourgeoisie, city workers and peasants. </li></ul></ul>Only about 2% of the people belonged to these two estates. Yet they owned 30% of the land and paid little or no taxes. They had easy lives. Why were they angry?
  3. 3. The Aristocracy Group The members of the Third Estate were angry. They had few rights . They paid up to half of their income in taxes , while the rich paid almost none. There were three things which led to revolution: <ul><li>First, the Enlightenment spread the idea that everyone should be equal. The powerless people in the Third Estate liked that. </li></ul><ul><li>Second, the French economy was failing. High taxes kept profits low, and food supplies were short. The government owed money. </li></ul><ul><li>Third, King Louis XVI was a weak, unconcerned leader. His wife, Marie Antoinette, was a big spender and was disliked. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Aristocracy Group These are some of the events that made crowds angry in 1789: July – An estimated 150,000 of Paris's 600,000 people are without work . July 11 – The King of France fires popular Chief Minister Jacques Necker . He was a French statesman from Swiss and a finance minister of Louis XVI, a post he held in the lead up to the French Revolution. July 12 – An angry Parisian crowd demonstrates against the King’s decision to dismiss Minister Necker. July 13 – The people begin to seize arms for the defense of Paris. July 14 – The French Revolution (1789–1799) begins: Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille and free seven prisoners. In rural areas, peasants attack noble manors.
  5. 5. The Aristocracy Group <ul><li>All the struggles that the angry crowds faced, worthed it. Those armys, those attacks to the Bastille and noble manors, leaded to the French Revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>The French Revolution brought benefits just like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowing anyone , rather than just nobles, to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hold a position in a high public office. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They destroyed old ideas and offered new </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>promises. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In my opinion, the most positive results of the French Revolution were the development of democracy and equality . </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Sources <ul><li>http://www.victorianweb.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.britannica.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.smjuhsd.k12.ca.us/~cgreeley/cp/summaries/MH07C029.PDF </li></ul>The Aristocracy Group

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