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French Revolution

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Sam Feemster

on 28 October 2013

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Transcript of French Revolution

French Revolution
Storming of the Bastille
Declaration of the Rights of Man
Louis XVI
"Work so hard that one day your signature will be called an autograph."

.5% 1st Estate
(religious leaders that were in charge of the church, owned 10% of land and kept 10% of the monies from that land).

1.5% 2nd Estate
----- Nobles
(lived on manors inherited, owned 25% of land, collected rent from peasants living on their land).

98% 3rd Estate
-----Everyone else
(owned 65% of the land, consisted of merchants, manufacturers, bankers, doctors and lawyer. Some were urban workers and peasants).
1) What caused the French Revolution?
2) What could King Louis XVI have done to
prevent the French Revolution?
3) Do you think the third estate had a right to start the revolution?

King Louis XVI
banned the National Assembly from meeting, so on July 14, 1789 a large mob stormed the Bastille- which was a hated prison in France.
The National Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of Man...

Government gets its power from the people not the King.

Basic rights and freedoms of the people
Marie Antoinette
The King
and Queen
from power
Radicals took over
and set up a new government called the National Convention.

Make a connection to John Locke with your elbow partner.
The King
and Queen
tried to
and escape
but they
Britain, Spain, Austria, Prussia and the Netherlands started war with France to prevent war from taking over their countries.
Reign of Terror
Reign of Terror
The National Convention appointed Robespierre to reside over the Committee of Public Safety. He led the execution of over 40,000 people that were suspected of going against the revolution including King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon returns home from fighting the British and stages a (coup d'etat) take over and appoints himself Emperor.
Label each estate and then write a paragraph about the cause
of the French Revolution.
Assessment Prompt

Answer 5 multiple choice questions based on the notes.
TOTD...Summarize the order of events
of the French Revolution
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