French Revolution

By cookchr
  • Inequalities between rich and poor

    People were seperated into Estates or three large social classes.Louis XVI was killed because he wasn't a good leader. He tires to help the poor but he always made things worse. He lacked the ablilty to make decisions and the determination to see policies through.
  • Meeting of the Estate General

    The lower class citizens were worried they were going to be forced to pay for Frances financial issues so they created their own assembly called the National Assembly
  • culture

    Cultural: The Enlightenment philosophy desacralized the authority of the King and the Church, and promoted a new society based on "reason" instead of traditions.
  • social

    Social: The emergence of an influential Bourgeoisie which was formally part of the Third Estate (commoners) but had evolved into a caste with its own agenda and aspired to political equality with aristocracy.
  • financhal

    Financial: France's debt, aggravated by French involvement in the American Independence War, led Louis XVI to implement new taxations and to reduce privileges.
  • political

    Political: Louis XVI faced virulent opposition from provincial parlements which were the spearheads of the privileged classes' resistance to royal reforms.
  • economical

    Economical: The deregulation of the grain market, advocated by physiocrats, resulted in an increase in bread prices. In period of bad harvests, it would lead to famines which would prompt the masses to revolt.
  • Fall of Bastille

    A mob of angry lower class citizens marched on the Bastille, and medieval castle in Paris that held political prisoners
  • March on Versailles

    The people of France thought the royal family was living a luxurious life while the rest of the country was in poverty so a large group of women on Versailles their mansion and forced the family to move back to Paris
  • Enlightment Start

    Was When the Enlightment Started
  • The New Constitutions

    France declared they were a constitutional monarchy. They disbanded their National Assembly and created the Legislative Assembly instead.
  • Democracy

    Both the Americans and the French revolutions were started because unfair treatment by their royal leaders. They wanted more freedom and wanted their country to prosper.
  • Constitutions

    Both the American and the French Revolutionists created constitutions to start a new, more efficient and fair government for their countries. Both used different branches to help balance the government and make decisions more fair.
  • Effects of the Revolution

    The effects of the 2 revolutions were very different. The American Revolution was very successful because the Americans were able to break free from the British king's rule and create a new government based on democracy. The French Revolution wasn't as successful because even though they overthrew King Louis XVI's rule, soon after Napoleon Bonaparte took over and became the overall ruler.
  • War

    France declare war on Austria because of the tensions between France’s new government and the rest of europe
  • Attack on Tuileries

    A crowd of 20,000 rioters attacked the Tuileries palace. The king and queen escaped but were soon put in custody by the Legislative Assembly
  • Execution of King Louis XVI

    King Louis was found guilty by the National Convention of treason and was executed
  • Committee of Public Safety

    The committee of Public Safety led by Maximilien Robespierre executed about 16,000 revolutionist, mainly radicals, between September 1793 to July 1794. Robespierre’s soon fell when he made many decisions that angered the Committee of Public Safety and the citizens of France including claiming he is the leader of a new religion called Supreme Being. On July 28, 1974 Robespierre was executed.
  • Execution of Queen Marie Antointette

    Queen Antoinette was found guilty of treason and was executed. Most of her crimes were rumors but she was unliked by the average citizen
  • Haitian war of indepence

    Inspired Haitian War of Independence