K.MartinFrench Rev

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    Louis XIV

    Louis XIV was on the throne for this timespan. During his years in ruling, he didn't do too many good things. For instance, he made France become in HUGE debt because Louis spent so much money on wars and costs.
  • France's Money

    France almost became bankrupted. They were so close to becoming that. When Louis XVI, the King realized how serious this was, he knew he should call the Estates General to meet the following year in Versailles, which he did that then. When they met, many people asked for reforms. When they met, everyone had to swear to "Never separate, and to meet wherever the circumstances might require until we have established a sound and justice constitution."
  • The three estates

    During this year, the French were divided into one of the three social classes, otherwise known as the estates. The first estate was made up the Clergy which were the Church people. The second estate was made up of the rich people, who were nobilities. The third estate was the rest of the people in France that were not in the other two first estates.
  • The Revolution Enters its 3rd Stage

    During this year, there was another constitution made. A 5 man directory was set up a few years later. These men were elected by male citizens of property. The major people during this were the middle class people. They had a big effect on society. These people had power from 1795-1799. Around this time also, there was peace with Prussia and Spain. However, peace didn't come for Austria and Great Britain.
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    The National Assembly

    The National assembly lasted for about only two years. There was a meeting that the Nobles and the National Assembly decided to end their own privileges.
  • French Government

    By this year, more than half of the French Government's income taxes led France to be in a big debt because they had to pay interest on the debt too, and the debt itself was already a lot. The Government knew they needed to do something to help them get money back. Since they knew this, they decided to increase taxes and/or they would reduce expenses. Once the Clergy found out what the Government was doing, they resisted to this.
  • The Fall of the Bastille

    Paris's City seized, and they were not a part of the National Assembly meeting anymore. After this happened, there were so many rumors that went on. A little later there were over 800 Parisians that went and gathered together outside the Bastille. This was a symbol to the French because it represents many years of torture and abuse by the monarchy, There was an event called "The fall of the Bastille" and when that happened this made the King more aware of what was happening to his country.
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    Treigh of Terror

    End of Monarchy and treigh of terror.
  • Women's Rights

    Olympede Gouges, a journalist who demanded equal rights in her declaration of the rights of women/female citizens. On this day, 6,000 women marched 13 miles in the pouring rain from Paris to Versailles. They shouted "Bread!" and demanded to see the Versailles.
  • Prisoners attacked

    Parisians went to the royal palace and killed the kings guard's. One month later, the citizens attacked prisoners, and those prisoners died. On average, there were about 1,200 people that died. Most of the ones that died were just regular criminals.
  • The Convention

    The Convention met. During this meeting, it was voted that the monarchy should die, and they should start up a republic system.
  • War time

    The country was at war with most of Europe by this time. Sansculottes demanded relief from inflation and food shortages. All citizens had to pay money for war costs, there was no getting out of giving money to the Government.
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    Louis XVI was sentenced to death. On this day he tried to say that he was innocent, but nobody believed him. He did everything he could to stop himself from getting killed, however that didn't work. He then was beheaded. Later this year, in October, his wife ended up being executed just like her husband.
  • Reign of Terror

    Robespierre gave a speech about why terror was an absolute need. 300,000 people were arrested during the "Reign of Terror." 17,000 peope were executed. Many of these people were falsy accused of others.
  • Robespierre

    Robespierre was a lawyer and a politician. He took control of the committee of the public's safety. He was very dedicated to the revolution. He was given the nickname "The incorruptible." This was because he contributed so much for the war. He wanted to abolish slavery and was a tyrant to his enemies.
  • Robespierre is Dead

    Robespierre was arrested. The day after he was arrested, he died because he was executed.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    Politicians looked to Napoleon Bonaparte for help. They wanted to used him for their own goal, however Napoleon out smarted these people, and he ended up becoming the ruler of France.
  • Results of the French Revolution/Nationalism

    This war changed France. The Church became under state control because of this, also the monarchy was overthrown. This war gave people a strong national identity. Later on, there became a national anthem for France, and that came out of the French Revolution. Revolutionaries were people that wanted social reforms and religious toleration, because they didn’t have that. State schools were set up, and slavery was abolished in the French Caribbean colonies. Those are the results of the War.