divided french society/ financial troubles

  • Divided French Society/ Financial Troubles

    the first and second estates in France were thriving, because they didnt have to pay taxes, while the third and poorest estate did. the clergy and nobles thought that simpke reforms would stop rioting and revolts, however the peasants began to riot more and began to scare the rich. many of the taxes came from decade of the richs' deficit spending which dthe peasants had to pay for.
  • Louis XVI call estate-generals

    when the clergy and noble classes realized that the "reforms" were not working the agreed to have a conference with all the estate generals. the third estate demanding they meet fairly, and count by head. however the third estate found themselves locked out of the conference room so they went to a tennis court nearby and there they took the tennis court oath, and demandd a new and fair constitution, the king finally agreed.
  • Parisians storm the bastille

    over 800 Parisians stormed the bastille which was a prison for torchers. the general of the prison opened fire on the crownd and many died, the the crowd broke into the bastille and killed the general and a couple guards, and since 1880 this day has been the French independence day.
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    Revolt/ National Assembly Act

    August 4th, 1789,Parisians storming the Bastille triggered the National Assembly Nobles that were there to vote agaisnt their own privilages. They agreed to give up the old monoral dues, exclusive hunting rights, special legal status, and exemption from taxes.
    August 20th, 1789 the assembly issued the "Declaration of the Right of Man" the declaration anounced free and equal rights to all men, then women storm versailles and the church lost all power.
  • Civil War( radicals take over)

    supporters of the enlightenment applauded the reforms of the national assembly, they saw this expirement as the new age for justice and equality. the monarchy is abolished.
  • threats from abroad

    the failed escape of Louis XVI brought more hostile movements from the peasants. the king of Prussia and Austria who were associated with
    Marie Antoinette threatened the revolutionists to protect the monarchs. the revolutionaries took the threats seriously and prepared for war.
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    monarchy is abolished

    August 10th, 1792, royalist offices started to desert the french army to bring some power back to the king. they were slaughtered.september 1792 radicals called for the election of a new legislative body called the national cnvention. january 1793, the convention put the king on trial as a traitor and he was killed. october 1793, Marie Antoinette was also sentenced to death.
  • robespierre and the reign of terror

    the nicknamed "the incorruptable" robespierre rose and took power of the committee of public safety. he was favored with the people of france. but he sought blood and killed thousands of people. then members of the national convention turned on the committee of public safety and robespierre was beheaded.
  • third stage of the revolution

    A two house legislature was elected by the male citizens, the middle class and educated people of the bourgiousie were the dominate force durong this stage. peace was made with Prussia and Spain, but war continued with Austria and Britain.
  • Spread of Nationalism

    governments rallied poeple of the revolution to defend the nation itself. French people attended festivals that celebrated revolt.