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Joel Dilling

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Louis XVI Louis XVI cont... Maximilien de Ropespierre Tennis Court Oath Jacque Necker was a finance minister that was hired by Louis XVI, when the economy nose dived. He was well liked by the people, and believed that it was the governments job to make sure that everyone had enough food to eat. Necker was responsible for Louis XVI calling the Estates General together. Although a small one, this gave the third estate a voice. Necker was eventually fired by Louis, for being "too sympathetic to the masses." When Paris got word of this, there was huge revolt. Necker was a political, and economical influence to french nationalism. Political, because he was hired to work in the government, and economical because he was responsible to finance the entire nation. Louis the XVI was a political factor that lead to French nationalism. He inherited the crown in 1774. Unfortunately, Louis was very ill prepared at this time. He said, "protect us Lord for we reign too young." This shows his inability to lead a nation. In The French Revolution film that we watched in class, Louis was described as "always ready to be persuaded." Perhaps, if France had inherited a strong, capable king at this time, the revolution wouldn't have taken such violent measures. Louis was also responsible for France going bankrupt during the American War of Independence. During the war of Independence, Louis sought revenge on Great Britain, his grandfather's enemy. Helping with the war lead to total bankruptcy, which put the country in turmoil. When things started to get really bad, Louis tried to escape with his family. This caused the people to lose all faith in him, and subsequently, lead to Maximilien de Robespierre gaining power. Since Robespierre was in favor of the revolution, the revolution took full force. Without Louis VXI in power, nothing was holding the revolution back. Robespierre was nicknamed the incorruptible because he had his eyes set solely to the good of the people. He was a meticulous lawyer, that rose to power after the fall of Louis XVI. He won the people over by fighting for things like equality of rights, and universal suffrage. He fought against things like the death penalty, and slavery. This obviously caused the people to follow him. Robespierre represented the third estate in the Estates General. He suggested that the clergy and nobility should pay taxes. He was also a lead role in the development of the Deceleration of the Rights of Men. He politically influenced the development of
nationalism in France. The Tennis Court Oath was a big event in the French Revolution, because it was the first time people realized that they had power against their government. This was a social, and political factor that lead to french nationalism. It was social because it gave the third estate much more power, and it was political, because it lead to the formation of the National Assembly. The Tennis Court Oath took place when Louis XVI locked everyone out of the Estates General. The people met next door in the tennis court, and decided that they weren't gonna stop meeting, until they had a new constitution. This caused the formation of the National Assembly. Jacque Necker Factors Leading to French Nationalism Bread was the main source of food for the French people at this time. When the population spiked from 20 million to 26 million, bread became very scarce. This threw the people into turmoil, because Louis wasn't doing anything to help. Riots broke out, and people were killed. Bread was a geographical factor because no grain was available to make bread with. Bread The Bastille The Bastille was a fortress in France that was seen by the people as a symbol of death, horror, and feudalism. When the people were threatened by the king's soldiers, they used the Bastille to provide the gunpowder needed to fight back. The people savagely raided the Bastille, after Jacque Necker was fired. They killed the guards and beat the governor. This was a sign from the people that they weren't to be taken lightly. This influenced the revolution socially, because it was the rise of the third estate. It was the end of feudalism. Just as the economy was going down the drain, the population raised 6 million people. This made it very hard to feed the entire nation. This had a huge social impact, because the third estate couldn't handle the extra mouths to feed. Worst Winter One of the reasons there was a scarcity of bread, was because France had the worst winter in 90 years. This killed many people's crops, and farmers lost their source of food. This is a geographical factor because the weather was the thing that caused it. Population Spike The Deceleration of the Rights of Man The Deceleration of the Rights of Man was a deceleration that ensured the equality of all. It was made by the National Assembly in 1789. It abolished class distinction, and stated that sovereignty belonged to the people. This deceleration also increased the freedom of press. The freedom of press gave the revolution a larger voice, which helped it expand. This deceleration was a political, social, and economical factor. Political, because it defined that sovereignty belonged to the people. Social, because it got rid of feudalism. And economical, because without Feudalism, many people were able to pursue a job based on their talents, which allowed a flourishing economy. Jean- Paul Marat Jean- Paul Marat was a former doctor, that had lost everything. Marat was an extremely opinionated, and paranoid man. He was able to funnel these emotions through a newspaper that came after the Deceleration of the Rights of Man. He used his voice to rally the people against the Nobility, which fueled the revolution. He was able to turn the people against the king on the slightest rumors. He was a political factor, because his loud opinions helped tear down the aristocratic form of government.
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