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World History 2

By LucasP.
  • The Gunpowder Plot

    The Gunpowder Plot
    Many people did not like King James I because they believed he treated Catholics unfairly, so a group of people created The Gunpowder Plot to get rid of him and Parliament. The Gunpowder Plot was a plan to blow up the House of Parliament with King James I and Parliament inside using barrels of gunpowder. However, before the plan was carried out, the King heard of their plan and had the plotters arrested and hanged for treason.
  • Charles Ⅰ Public Execution

    Charles Ⅰ Public Execution
    Charles Ⅰ was publicly executed tor treason against Parliament. His death has been called revolutionary. This is because his execution was the first time a reigning monarch had been executed publicly.
  • Thomas Hobbes Death

    Thomas Hobbes Death
    Thomas Hobbes was a major voice in the Enlightenment. He had many beliefs on the government and humanity. He believed that a powerful government was one of absolute monarchy. He also believed that people were born selfish and greedy.
  • Palace of Versailles

    Palace of Versailles
    King Louis XIV commissioned the Palace of Versailles. It became the official residence of the court and government of France. The Palace of Versailles was costly and caused much debt for France.
  • The Glorious Revolution

    The Glorious Revolution
    The Glorious Revolution was when William of Orange and Mary took the throne from King James II. This began when Parliament was worried the throne would go to King James II's Catholic son. Parliament went to King James II's Protestant daughter, Mary, and her husband, William of Orange, to take over instead. When King James II heard of this, he fled to France. This peaceful dethronement was then marked as the Glorious Revolution.
  • The Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights was a passage that Parliament passed. This passage showed that Parliament was now in control of England. The Bill of Rights marked the end of absolute rule in England.
  • Voltaire Death

    Voltaire Death
    Voltaire was a philosopher in the Enlightenment. He had many beliefs on society and the government. He believed that the state and the church should be separate. He also believed in the idea of free speech and religion. “I do not agree with a word you say but will defend to the death your right to say it.”
  • John Locke Death

    John Locke Death
    John Locke was an English philosopher in the Enlightenment. He had many beliefs on the government and humanity. He believed that the government has a responsibility to protect their people's natural rights. He also believed that people were born naturally good.
  • Storming The Bastille

    Storming The Bastille
    The Bastille was a prison. However, it was not being used as a prison anymore, except for 7 prisoners. It was used to store gunpowder. French citizens stormed the Bastille and took over it for the gunpowder for their guns to defend themselves.
  • King Louis XVI Execution

    King Louis XVI Execution
    King Louis XVI was executed during the French Revolution. He was often seen as a wasteful spender and grew unpopular with the people. Due to conflicts with his people, he was eventually convicted of treason and was sent to the guillotine.
  • Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat

    Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat
    Jean-Paul Marat was leading Jacobin figure and a journalist. He was partly responsible for the Jacobins to have a more radical idea of what the Revolution should be. The Girondists were having doubts about this idea of the Revolution. Eventually, a Girondist sympathizer assassinated Jean-Paul Marat. Her name was Charlotte Corday, and after the Jacobins arrested and executed many Girondists, she assassinated him while he was taking a medicinal bath.
  • Queen Marie-Antoinette Death

    Queen Marie-Antoinette Death
    Marie-Antoinette was the queen of France during the French Revolution. She was often seen as uncaring towards her people and wasteful with money. She was also accused of scandals that were most likely not true. Queen Marie-Antoinette was executed during the French Revolution.
  • Maximillian Robespierre Execution

    Maximillian Robespierre Execution
    Maximillian Robespierre was the leader of the Committee of Public Safety. He was eventually blamed for the French Revolution and was seen as the face of it. He was arrested and tried for treason. He was found guilty and was executed. This event was seen as the signal to the end of the French Revolution.
  • Napoleon Becoming First Consul

    Napoleon Becoming First Consul
    Napoleon launched a successful coup with the government in disarray. He made himself First Consul and put an end to the elected Assembly, appointed a Senate in its place. He next made himself Consul for Life. Two years later, he made himself emperor.
  • Napoleon's "Hundred Days"

    Napoleon's "Hundred Days"
    After being exiled to Elba, Napoleon escaped and landed in France. Royalist forces who were ordered to stop him joined his army instead. To stop him, the armies of the Seventh Coalition went fought against him in the Battle of Waterloo, where Napoleon was defeated and exiled to St. Helena. The Battle of Waterloo marked the end of Napoleon's "Hundred Days."
  • Napoleon Bonaparte Death

    Napoleon Bonaparte Death
    Napoleon rose to prominence during the French Revolution. He conquered many lands for France and eventually became Emperor of France. After he made many mistakes and defeats, he was exiled from France twice and lived his final days in St. Helena.