The French Revolution

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    Reign of Louis XIV

    • King Louis XIV ruled for 72 years.
    • He called himself the sun king because he was light of his nation.
    • He lived extravagantly and paid little attention to his subjects.
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    Reign of Louis XV

    • He paid no mind to his people
  • Louis XVI marries Marie Antoinette

    Louis XVI marries Marie Antoinette
    • the marriage helped close the gap between the two countries
    • She was around 14.
    • The noble peoples disliked Marie while the serfs loved her.
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    4. Reign of Louis XVI

    • He ruled for 14 years.
    • He did nothing for the middle and lower class
    • That he was in the wrong place at the wrong time
  • American Declaration of Independence

    American Declaration of Independence
    • John Locke, Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Rousseau.
    • That every citizen has rights.
  • Affair of the Diamond Necklace

    Affair of the Diamond Necklace
    • Marie Antoinette started a scandal to get ride of a government official.
  • Meeting of the Estates General

    Meeting of the Estates General
    • The clergy, the aristocrats, and middle class people.
    • The middle class had the most people
    • They voted as a group.
    • They met very little.
    • King Louis XVI wanted more money.
  • Third Estate leaves the Estates General

    • After six weeks the third estate broke away.
    • The wanted a new constitution.
  • Formation of the National Assembly

    • They were led by Count Mirabeau.
    • They met in the royal tennis courts
  • Tennis Court Oath

    • They pledged they would meet until the government was reformed
    • The king responded with some democratic reforms.
    • The people celebrated.
  • The Great Fear

    • Serfs panicked as they though the aristocrats would stop the revolution.
    • It didn’t affect Normandy or Brittany because they were isolated.
  • Fall of the Bastille

    Fall of the Bastille
    • They rioted because of high prices.
    • They wanted to free political prisoners.
    • King Louis sent out mercenary troops.
    • people started the National Guard.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen

    Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen
    • The document laid out the freedoms of speech, religion, ect.
    • John Locke, Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Rousseau
  • National Assembly abolishes feudal rights

    • They ended all feudal rights and serfdom.
    • Then said all people would be equal before the law
  • Women of Paris march to Versailles

    Women of Paris march to Versailles
    • The thought the king was out of touch.
    • They wanted the king in Paris.
  • Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette attempt to escape France

    • he tried to escap so he could try to recreate the monarchy from outside the country.
    • He was imprisoned
  • Legislative Assembly

    • To lesson the power of the king.
    • The deferent demands made everybody fight so nothing happened
  • Execution of Louis XVI

    Execution of Louis XVI
    • Louis the XVI was brought to trial by Marat, Danton, and Robespierre.
    • He was known as Citizen Louis Capet.
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    The Great Fear

    • The Sans-Culottes was responsible.
    • Really harsh laws.
    • It targeted Pre-revolution aristocrats and nobles.
    • People were executed on the guillotine.
  • Execution of Marie Antoinette

    Execution of Marie Antoinette
  • Jean-Paul Marat death

    Jean-Paul Marat death
    • He was the leader of the radicals.
    • He was murdered in the tub by Charlotte Corday.
  • Jacques Danton death

    Jacques Danton death
    • He stood up to the Reign of Terror.
    • He belonged to the Jacobins.
  • Maximilien Robespierre death

    Maximilien Robespierre death
    • He modernized the country and made thing better.
    • The Jacobins.
    • He introduced the metric system, the revolutionary calendar, the armies were made more efficient and he educated the public.
    • He was executed. This was ironic because he killed so many people in his dictatorship that he had to be killed.
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    The Directory

    • It was controlled by the middle class.
    • They made richer people more privileged but gave power to the poor