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The two opposing sides during this battle
were the Bourgeois (who led the peasants)
and the aristocracy.
The Bourgeois vs. the Aristocracy
The French Revolution had multiple conflicts that led up to the uprising of the Bourgeois, some were:
The ideas of the enlightenment.
Depression of 1789.
Wealth gap between the rich & poor.
Development of middle class which lacked political power.
Various leaders were in involved during the French Revolution, many authoritative figures on both sides of the war proved strong points, and led a vast amount of people on both opposing sides.
King Louis XVI
Napoleon brought a proper foundation to France
Brought longed order and stability, also a sense of national unity.
Modernized and reformed institutions.
Fought for the equality of man.
No longer gave jobs to those because of social status.
United the nation with his leadership and made it an unbelievable strong country.
Napoleon Bonaparte; military commander
Role was being the King of France.
Allowed his wife to gift jobs to her friends which angered the French people.
Placed many taxes upon the peasants; they could no longer afford to eat.
Known as a weak ruler.
King Louis XVI; an example of divine right
Came into power after Louis XVI was killed.
Main individaul at fault/responsible for the Reign of Terror.
Reign of Terror was used to demolish the enemies of the Revolution.
At fault for more than 30,000 lives.
Known as a tyrant to the people of France.
Executed on July 28, 1794.
Call of the Estates General (May 5, 1789)
Tennis Court Oath (June 17, 1789)
Declaration of the Rights of Man (August 26, 1789)
Royal family attempts to flee (June 20, 1791)
Execution of the King (January 21, 1793)
Reign of Terror (September 1793-July 1974)
Results of the Revolution
Ended the monarchy
All human rights were given to all social classes
France became stronger and more intelligent