Loading presentation...
Prezi is an interactive zooming presentation

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Perspectives on the French Revolution

No description
by

Kyra Kelson

on 27 March 2015

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Perspectives on the French Revolution

Perspectives on the French Revolution
By: Kyra Kelson
Revolution Over!
France is under military rule.
Thank you!
Peasants
The Estates General- While the Clergy & Nobility were exempt from paying taxes, peasants still had to pay and their estate only got one vote despite the fact they comprised 98% of the population of France.
The National Assembly-The Third Estate created a group looking for change, this group was called the Sovereign National Assembly, this was good for peasants.
The Tennis Court Oath- The Peasant were in agreement because this meant they could still vote.
Storming of The Bastille- Peasants were a key part of the storming of Bastille, their revolutionary spirits sparked these events.
Great Fear- Peasants and farmers revolted against their landlords. They destroyed their feudal contracts and attacked estates. This continued until they were released from their contracts.
Declaration of The Rights of Man and of The Citizen- Freedom for French People.
The Reign of Terror- Robespierre
used fear to control citizens and executed peasants for small crimes. Not good.
The Directory- The Directory was abusive of its power but was taken down by Napoleon, putting France under military rule, inspiring change for peasants.
Royalty
The Estates General- Louis XVI is in charge and charging taxes.
The National Assembly- This group started the revolution on royalty and wanted change.
The Tennis Court Oath- Louis XVI didn't want the Third Estate to vote.
Storming of The Bastille- Public disturbances and riots began to escalate in the streets, causing trouble.
Great Fear- More riots and problems.
Declaration of The Rights of Man and of The Citizen- Freedom for French People.
The Reign of Terror-Louis reign was out of control and he was executed for treason.
The Directory- Napoleon tool control and abolished the monarchy.
The Nobility
The Estates General- The nobility didn't have to pay taxes.
The National Assembly- This group was looking for change for the Third Estate, something the nobility didn't want.
The Tennis Court Oath- This changed the way people received power, which wasn't good for the nobility who achieved their states from the monarchy system.
Storming of The Bastille- Regular citizens took arms and gunpowder from Bastille creating a potential danger for nobility.
Great Fear- Revolutions continued and people took power into their own hands. Peasant and Farmers revolted against nobility.
Declaration of The Rights of Man and of The Citizen- Freedom for French people.
The Reign of Terror- This reign took control of rampant citizens and executions were often.
The Directory- After Napoleon took control, France was safer for everyone including nobility.
The Clergy
The Estates General- Clergy were exempted from taxes and had voting rights.
The National Assembly- The National Assembly was seeking equal rights, which is bad new for the Clergy of higher power.
The Tennis Court Oath- The National Assembly declares that power could arise from representative of the people which isnt too good for the clergy
Storming of The Bastille- Public Disturbances and riots began, it's dangerous for everyone.
Great Fear- Peasants and farmers revolted. Oppressive feudal contracts were burned and manors were attacked.
Declaration of The Rights of Man and of The Citizen- Freedom for French people.
The Reign of Terror- Louis XVI was executed for treason and France becomes a republic
The Directory- Napoleon takes control of France, riots have stopped, the revolution is over.
The Eight Key Events of The French Revolution Through Four Historical Perspectives
Peasants, Nobility, Clergy, Royalty
The Eight Key Events
The Estates General
- Louis XVI called together the Estates General (representatives from three different estates.) Clergy and nobility were exempt from paying taxes. Each estate had one vote despite the fact that the Third Estate comprised 98% of the population of France.
The National Assembly
- Recognizing the unfairness of the Estates General, the Third Estate declared itself the Sovereign National Assembly. This was a revolutionary group looking for change. Members of the other estates soon joined this new group.
The Tennis Court Oath
- The National Assembly met in the king's tennis court. All but one of its members signed a pledge- called the tennis court oath- to not stop meeting until a new constitution could be agreed upon. This act was revolutionary as it challenged the traditional belief that all power originated from the monarch. The National Assembly had declared that power could arise from representatives of the people.
Storming of Bastille
- Disturbances and riots began to escalate in the streets. On July 14, when regular citizens broke into Bastille (a nearly-empty prison fortress) to take arms and gunpowder. This act signaled that revolutionary spirit- and actions- had reached the streets.
Great Fear
- Following the storming of Bastille, a revolutionary spirit spread across the country. Ignoring the traditional authority of the monarchy, the people took power into their own hands. Peasants and farmers revolted against their landlords. They burned oppressive feudal contracts and attacked their landlord's manor and estates. These attacks, called the Great Fear, continued until peasants were freed from their contracts.
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of The citizen
- Released by the National Assembly, this document outlined freedom for the French people.
The Reign Of Terror
- The National Assembly was weakened by division in beliefs and loyalties. renamed the National Convention in September 1792, the revolutionary government abolished the monarchy, declaring France a republic, in Jan, 1793 and executed Louis XVI for treason. After, a Committee of Public Safety to protect the new French Republic against threats from outside as well as inside the country. A group called Jacobins, led by Robespierre, took control of France. France was struggling in a war with Austria and Prussia; revolts and violence were spreading through the population of France. Robespierre executed more than 15,000 citizens to take control. He too was executed in July 1794.
The Directory
- Following the execution of Robespierre, a more conservative National Convention evolved, and the Directory was formed. It became abusive of its power. Napoleon Bonaparte returned to Paris and lead a coup against the Directory, naming himself First Consul, or leader of France. The Revolution was over. France was under military rule.
Full transcript