French Revolution

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    Financial Troubles

    Deficit Spending1715 was the start point for Frances deficit spending, deficit spending is when a goverment spends more money than it is taking in. then in 1774 king Louis XV died and left France in debt, Then King Louis th XVI came to power.
  • King Louis XVI calls the Estates-General

    King Louis XVI calls the Estates-General
    King Louis XVI calls the Estates General to meet the following year at Versaille. Then in May 1789 the Estates General met at first the delegates were deadlocked over the issue of voting. Then in June 1789 the National Assembly was formed. A few days later the Nation Assembly found its meeting hall lcked adn guarded, fearing that the king was planning to dismiss them so the delegates moved to a nearby tennis court.
  • the storming of the Bastille

    the storming of the Bastille
    There were rumors that the royal troops were going to occupy the capital so mor than 800 Parisians assembled outside the Bastille, a grim medieval fortress used as a prision for political and other prisoners. The crowd demanded weapons and gunpoweder belived to be stored there. the commander refused to open the Bastille but the enraged mob broke through the defenses and killed the commander and five guards and released the handful of prisoners who were being held there but they found no weapons.
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    National Assembly Acts

    National AssemblyThe National Assembly abolished feudalism, declared that all men are equal, placed the church under the states control, and established a new Goverment. While the decleration of mans rights declared that all men are equal women though that they should have the same rights as men. The woman also marched to Versailles and brought the king back to Paris.
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    Threats From Abroad

    French General Preparing for BattleWith the failed escape of Louis XVI the king of Prussia and the emperor of Austria declared they would intervene to protect the French Monarchy. The declaration might have been mostly bluffing but the revolutionaries in France took the threat seriously and prepared for war. Then the French declared war on Britain and other states. The great powers expected to win and easy victory against France because the land was divided by revolution.
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    Civil War

    French GovernmentThe sans-culottes, pushed the revolution into mor radicla action. They found support in the Legislative Assembly especially the Jacobins. The sans-culottes demanded relief from food shortages and inflation.
  • Monarchy is Abolished 1

    Monarchy is Abolished 1
    As tensions in France grew there was more violence. A crowd fo Parisians stormed the royal palace of the Tuileries and slaughterd the kings Gaurds. The royal family fled to the Legislative Assembly, escaping before the mob arrived. A month later the a mob attacked a prison where nobles and priest that were accused of political offenses were being held. About 1200 prisoners were killed and among them were ordinary criminals. Then later that year some radicals then took over the Assembly.
  • Monarchy is Abolished 2

    Monarchy is Abolished 2
    They called for the election of a new legislative body called tthe NationalConvention. They gave all men the right to vote even if he did not own land. The Convention that met in september 1792 was a more radical body then earlier assemblies. It voted to abolish the monarchy and establish a republic. Deputies then drew up a new constitution for france, the Jacobins who controlled the Conventing set out to erase all traces of the old order.
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    The king was put on trial as a traitor and was convicte by a single vote and sentenced to death. On a foggy morning in a Jauary 1793 Louis mountd a scaffold in a public square in Paris. He stared to speak, "Frenchmen I die innocent. I pardon the authors of my death. I pray to God that the blood about to be spilt will never fall upon the head of France...." Then a roll of drums drowned out the kings words.