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What other events were happening during the french revolution
Transcript of What other events were happening during the french revolution
What other events were happening during the french revolution? -Sub Question two
Bastille and the great fear
rifts in the assembly
The National Assembly did succeed in drafting a constitution, however the relative peace of the moment was not for long. a rift slowly grew between the unfair and the fair assembly members, while the laborers and workers felt overlooked. The assembly became even more separated when Louis XVI was caught in a foiled escape plot. The moderate Girondins (a political faction in France in 1792–93 within the enacting Assembly and the National Convention during the French Revolution.) Took a stand in favor of owning the constitutional monarchy, while the unfair Jacobins wanted the king completely out of the picture.
the reign of terror
The first acts of the National Convention were the destruction of the monarchy and the declaration of France as a republic. In January 1793, the convention executed Louis XVI on the grounds of treason. Despite the creation of the Committee of Public Safety, the war with Austria and Prussia went badly for France, and foreign forces continued on into French territory. Angered citizens put an end to the Girondin-led National Convention, and the Jacobins, led by Maximilien Robespierre.
The Thermidorian Reaction and the Directory
The time following the outdoing of Robespierre was known as the Thermidorian Reaction, and a period of governmental reestablishment began, leading to the new Constitution of 1795 and an extremly more stable National Convention. To control directing responsibilities and appointments, a group known as the Directory was created. Although it had no enacting abilities, the Directory’s overuse of power soon came to competing that of any of the full revolutionaries France had faced.
The Committee of Public Safety’s war effort was realizing impossible success. The french army led by young general Napoleon Bonaparte, were making progress in almost every direction. Napoleon’s forces went through Italy and when reaching Egypt they faced an empty defeat. In the display of this rout, and having earned word of political disaster in France, Napoleon returned to Paris. He arrived in time to lead an expliot against the Directory in 1799, eventually stepping up and naming himself “first consul" finally, the leader of France. With Napoleon at the riens, the Revolution ended, and a fifteen-year period of military rule in France began.
Feudalism and Unfair Taxation
The French Revolution was created from multiple problems, one of them being feudal abuse of economic failure committed to a French society ready for revolution. A downward economic spiral, troubled King Louis XVI who then brought in some financial advisers to look at the weakened French gallery. Each adviser had come up with the same conclusions, that France needed a significant change in the way of taxes, and so King Louis XVI thought otherwise he immediatly dissed their conclusions and kicked them out.
Not long after the national assembly formed, the members decided to take the tennis court oath, meaning they promise not to neglect towards their efforts until a new organization had been agreed on. The national Assembly's total spirit startled France, displaying in a number of ways. In Paris, citizens raided the city's largest prison, the Bastille. In the countryside, peasants and farmers hated against their primitive contracts by attacking the manors and estates of their landlords. Named the “Great Fear,” these terrible attacks continued until the early August presenting of the August Decrees, which freed those peasants from their brutal contracts. Shortly afterward, the assembly released the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizens, which established a real distinguished code and the freedom of the French people.
Louis XVI decided to in 1789 to gather the Estates-General, an ancient assembly involving three different estates that each represented a portion of french population. If the estates-general could agree on a tax solution, it would be completed. However since two of the three estates were tax-exempt, the realization of any likewise solution was unlikely. The outdated rules of order for the Estates-General gave each estate one vote, although the fact that the Third Estate, involving the general French public, was larger than either of the first two Estates. Anger and differences quickly arose over this inequality and would prove to be reluctant. The realization that its numbers gave it an advantage, the Third Estate declared itself the royal National Assembly. Many members of the other two estates had switched allegiances within days of the announcement, over to this warring new assembly.
By Jessie Woulfe