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French revolution - Viktor Rydbergs Gymnasium

About the French revolution

Michelle Brodin

on 8 March 2011

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Transcript of French revolution - Viktor Rydbergs Gymnasium

French Revolution Storming of the Bastille
The revolution starts 1789 14 July Aristocracy says up
their Privileges 1789 4 August Two new laws are introduced: The priests are controlled by the goverment & the churches properties are owned by the goverment 1790 The flight to Varennes 1791 20 June Causes of the French revolution Financial difficulties Social injustice Monarchy Enlightenment ideas Social, political, enligtenment
and economic causes France declared
war on Austria 1792 20 April First meating
of the National
convention was held 1792 September
Louis XVI sentenced
to the guillotine. 1793 21 Januari National Draft was issued calling for all able-bodied men to enlist in the army. 1793 November The National Convention arrested Robespierre. 1794 27 July Robespierre was beheaded 1794 28 July New Constitution
was adopted. 1795 The French Revolution
formally ends with the
fall of the Directory 1799 Death of of feudalism Stronger and more unified French identity and ideology The Third Estate becomes the dominating group due to the abolishment of social hierarchy. Values like individualism, capitalism and progression are more important. More power to the national state.
Strengthened democracy The Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen --> one of the most important documents with rights that we still live by today.
Code Napoleon --> first modern legal code and decreased the power of the King and the church Reaching of modern ideologies
Spread of secularism
Formation of a republic
Inspiration source for coming revolutions.
Robespierre and the Jacobins- role models. Consequences of the Revolution
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