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Politics in the Romantic Era

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Tina Nguyen

on 5 March 2014

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Transcript of Politics in the Romantic Era

Politics in the Romantic Era
Romantic History
A period of great change
The French Revolution
The American Revolution impacts France
Sans - Culottes
Symbolic of equality of all classes
Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815)
Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte
The Reform Act (1832)
Known as the First or Great Reform Act
Parliamentary reform was necessary
Act/Bill succeeded by the Whigs led by Prime Minister,
The Reform Act:
Major Poets - John Keats
Lived for only 25 years
Serious symptoms of tuberculosis
Poetry characterized by , most notably in the series of odes
Works Cited
Classical era vs. Romantic era
The French Revolution (1789-1799)
Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815)
The First Reform Act (1832)
The Romantic Era contributed to several revolutions and wars such as:
Disgruntled by the oppressive rule of Louis XVI
The French King (1774-1792)
Executed in 1793
King Louis XVI`s Mismanagement
Deregulates economy
Increased taxes
Common people of France
Shop owners
Survival was a right of all people (Right to existence)
Increased wages
End of food shortages
Liberty, equality and fraternity
A general in the French Army
Made France his personal empire
End of French Revolution, beginning of Napoleonic France and Europe
Expansion resulted in attempts to assimilate and crush existing cultures
Lost, surrendered, and exiled to St. Helena
Lord Grey
Granted seats in the House of Commons to large cities
Took away seats from the "rotten boroughs"
Increased # of individuals entitled to vote
Major works:
Endymion (1818)
La Belle Dame Sans Merci (1819)
One of the supreme masters of
poetic expression
Driven the government to the brink of bankruptcy
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