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French Revolution

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Lyndsay Fillier

on 21 April 2010

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Enlightenment A Call for Reform The Old Regime The Philosophes
belief in the progress of knowledge and in making the world a better place The Art of Scepticism
substantial evidence was required before anything was deemed real or true Francois Marie Arouet
They Call Him Voltaire Philosophical Letters
The grass is always greener... ...In Switzerland? Whoever said "Whatever is, is right" anyway? Crush the infamous thing! Jean-Jaques Rousseau "Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains..." The Social Contract and the Sovereignty of the People If you don't like it, you can leave. The Economy Laissez-faire
"Allow to do"
Adam Smith The Wealth of Nations Enlightened Despotism
(What an oxymoron...) Who were they anyway?
Fredrick II (Prussia)
Joseph II (Austria)
Catherine II (Russia)...what's with all these IIs?
Charles III (Spain)
Jose I (Portugal) Commonalities:
Centralization of power
Enlightened law codes
Heightened control of religious institutions
Strengthened Economy
The French Revolution From Estates-General to National Assembly Cahiers de Doleances The Estate vs. The Individual Vote National Assembly and the Tennis Court Oath The Constitution of 1791 (or was that 1792?) We had no other choice... The Abolishment of Feudalism The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen Le Chapelier Law of 1791 Civil Constitution of the Clergy The Other Side of the Coin
(Amended in 1792...sort of...) Responses For the Love of God, Run Louis! It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye... Burke vs. Paine The Second Revolution The Jacobins and Girondins That's okay, we don't like you either. Keep your pants on, it's just the sans-culottes You can't arrest me, I'm the King! Jacobins take the lead, the French say:
Peut-être nous avons fait une erreur... Long Live the King The Reign of Terror
September 1793 - June 1974 Emergency Decree Levee en Masse Destroy the Internal Enemies Get 'em while they're young Maximilien Robespierre Does the end justify the means? The Fall of the Jacobins
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