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  • Not necessarily good or bad. It depends on your point of view. Only bad if you want a nonbiased point of view.
  • Oath of the Tennis Court- Jacques-Louis David June 1789- Wanted to reform the tax system and the government in general. Swore to give France a new constitution. King Louis did not have control of the “Constituent Assembly” so he had army troops on standby.
  • Freed political prisoners.
  • The Constituent Assembly issued the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizens, which granted liberty and equality to all Frenchman. The King refused to ratify the decisions of the assembly. A large mob marched to his palace and forcibly took him and his family into custody.
  • Condemned to death for treason.
  • Executed October 1793
  • Jean-Paul Marat, a Jacobin(radical) journalist who was murdered in his bathtub. Killed by Charlotte Corday, a Girondins(moderate). Painted like the paintings of Christ at the time, meant to look like a martyr for the “salvation of the people.”
  • French Revolution

    1. 1. The French Revolution
    2. 2. Background• http://www.history.com/topics/french- revolution/videos#origins-of-the-french- revolution
    3. 3. Propaganda• Information, esp. of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
    4. 4. King Louis XVI of France
    5. 5. Palace of Versailles
    6. 6. Oath of the Tennis Court June 1789
    7. 7. Storming of the Bastille- July 1789
    8. 8. January 1793
    9. 9. Scene of the Execution
    10. 10. Before
    11. 11. After
    12. 12. Oath of Horatii
    13. 13. Lictors Returning to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons
    14. 14. Death of Marat
    15. 15. Napoleon Bonaparte
    16. 16. American Propaganda Art
    17. 17. Blog Prompt• Considering France’s debt, the starving citizens, King Louis XVI trying to increase taxes, and the political propaganda art of the time… If you were a French citizen in 1788 what would you want to happen?• Must be 4 sentences with at least 2 GOOD supporting details to support your reasoning.

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