Off with his Head
The Capture, Trial, & Death of
Louis XVI
New start
•Rioters also broke into a
prison in Paris to free those
prisoners who had been
wrongly put there.
New start
• The is called the Storming
of the Bastille and it
happened on July
14, 1789, which served as the
official star...
New start
• This event gave the National
Assembly the opportunity to
show the world just how
serious they were.
New start
• They adopted a statement of
revolutionary ideals called
“The Declaration of the Rights
of Man,” which was grea...
New start
• This document also had its
foundations in the
Enlightenment and the United
States’ Declaration of
Independence.
Old boss
• With everything that
was going on in his
country, King Louis XVI
took his family and
attempted to run away
to t...
Old boss
• They nearly made it, until a
postmaster recognized
Louis from his picture on
the paper money of France.
• He an...
A leader
•As the leaders of the
revolution fought with
themselves for power,
mostly from a group called
the Jacobins, the ...
A leader
•One of the best known
leaders of the French
Revolution was
Robespierre.
A leader
•He was placed in charge of
the Committee of Public
Safety, which had been set
up to rule France.
A leader
• The democratic constitution
that had been put in place by
the National Assembly carried
no weight with
Robespie...
A leader
•This included Louis XVI and
Marie Antoinette, who
became victims of the
guillotine in
January, 1793, and
thousan...
A leader
•This Reign of Terror that
swept through France did
not even spare Robespierre
himself, as he was executed
at the...
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How King Louis XVI of France lost his head because of his inability to accept the idea of limited monarchy in France.

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Off with his Head

  1. 1. Off with his Head The Capture, Trial, & Death of Louis XVI
  2. 2. New start •Rioters also broke into a prison in Paris to free those prisoners who had been wrongly put there.
  3. 3. New start • The is called the Storming of the Bastille and it happened on July 14, 1789, which served as the official start of the revolution and is France’s independence
  4. 4. New start • This event gave the National Assembly the opportunity to show the world just how serious they were.
  5. 5. New start • They adopted a statement of revolutionary ideals called “The Declaration of the Rights of Man,” which was greatly influenced by the Enlightenment thoughts of Rousseau and Voltaire.
  6. 6. New start • This document also had its foundations in the Enlightenment and the United States’ Declaration of Independence.
  7. 7. Old boss • With everything that was going on in his country, King Louis XVI took his family and attempted to run away to the Netherlands.
  8. 8. Old boss • They nearly made it, until a postmaster recognized Louis from his picture on the paper money of France. • He and his family were returned to Paris under guard.
  9. 9. A leader •As the leaders of the revolution fought with themselves for power, mostly from a group called the Jacobins, the revolution itself headed down a dark path.
  10. 10. A leader •One of the best known leaders of the French Revolution was Robespierre.
  11. 11. A leader •He was placed in charge of the Committee of Public Safety, which had been set up to rule France.
  12. 12. A leader • The democratic constitution that had been put in place by the National Assembly carried no weight with Robespierre, who arrested and put anyone to death that he pleased.
  13. 13. A leader •This included Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, who became victims of the guillotine in January, 1793, and thousands of others.
  14. 14. A leader •This Reign of Terror that swept through France did not even spare Robespierre himself, as he was executed at the guillotine.

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