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Hurricane Katrina and the French Revolution

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Sara FitzGerald

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The Similarities and Differences of the Effects of Hurricane Katrina and The French Revolution The French Revolution 1789-1799

Democratic ideals

Three estates

Absolute monarchy

Financial crisis Hurricane Katrina One of the top five deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history

Hit Florida August 25th

Gulf of Mexico

Failure of flood protection system Environmental Effects of Hurricane Katrina Environmental Effects of French Revolution Agricultural Revolution

Selective breeding

New machinery

Destruction of forests Economic Effects of Hurricane Katrina Costliest natural disaster in U.S. history

Rebuilding

Unemployment

Important ports on Gulf coast

Insurance Economic Effects of French Revolution Tax system abolished

Fixed pricing of important goods

Fixed wages

Income-based taxes

High rates of unemployment Social/Political Effects of Hurricane Katrina Displacement

Mental distress

Abandoned pets

Lack of water, food, shelter, and sanitation facilities

Effective actions Social/Political Effects of the French Revolution Disruption of social classes

More limitations for the first and second estates

Nationalism and socialism

More land, free education, feudal barriers to trade were removed Damage to coastal areas

20% of local marches overrun by water

Forced closure of 16 National Wildlife Refuges

Leaked oil

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