In 1789, growing discontent with France's traditional monarchy along with the feudal government suddenly exploded into what is now known as the french revolution. The events that ensued drew the attention of other European nations. Nobles were forced to flee their homeland to save their lives. Europe began to fear the spread of the revolution the french felt so passionately about. In 1792 the Prussians took action. However before the French Revolutionary army could take on Prussia, that had to eliminate the chance of revolt within France. To accomplish this, the first pre-meditated act of violence occured as a mob attacked prisoners killing over two-thousand counter-revolutionaries and average criminals. This event is know as the September Massacre. The French Revolutionary army then proceeded to the battle at Valmy, which to much suprise, they won. The Prussians, led by the Duke of Brunswick, had a reveered military and is even compared to Sparta. The French Revolutionary army was composed primarily of civilians. Perhaps the French prevailed because they were fighting for something they believed deeply in , perhaps it was because the battle took place on french land and they were therefor defending their home or maybe the victory was sheer luck. The outcome of the battle aside, each political party had different views concerning the battle in the first place. Three out of the four major political groups wanted war in 1792, each with their own respective reasons, but none the less they were all in favor. The radical Jacobins went against the Girondins, Feulliants and the Royalists in their dissaproval. The issue of war in 1792 affected each political group differently. The Girondins were the party in power in 1792, when the issue of war arose.The government was no longer a monarchy; it had recently been declared a republic as the Griondins stole the reigns of the revolution out of the Feuilliants hands. The Girondins were a faction of the Legislative Assembly, and then the National Convention. The bougoisie , who were the class in control at the time, lead by Brisseau lobbied for war. The Grirondins decided their newfound nationalism was so wonderfull and superior that is was their duty to spread it across Europe. They felt the new order should be made universal, not limited to France. Despite France's aspirations in 1792, most of Europe feared the spread of the revolution, some countries even hosting the exiled nobles of France's old regime. Many European nations feared the increasingly radical road the revolution was traveling on. The Girondins hoped the war would increase the focus on nationality; France now had an anthem : 'Le Marsellaise" as well as a tri-colour flag and a moto: "liberty, equality, faternity". The nation believed their motto included the most precious principles of humanity and the rest of Europe needed to embrace them. Brisseau and his followers wanted war, more specifically they wanted a french victory as this would display France's strength and allow them to spread the revolution. When the issue of war emerged in 1792 , the once radical Feulliants had already been pushed out of the picture for being too moderate. The party had recently lost power to the Girondins with the new Legislative Assembly. Marquis de Lafayette is one of the priciple Feuilliants leaders and is well-known for his contribution to the Americans during the Revolution. Returning to France, Lafayette was swept into the whirlwind that was the French Revolution. Layfayette as well as Comte de Maribeau were instigators while the revolution was in its infancy with the National Assembly, however as France's political metamorphisis radicalized they lost their power. The Feuilliants were constitutional monarchists: they wanted a government in which a monarch acted as head of state within the parameters of a written constitution- this was their dream of a government for the people. Although their political views differed greatly, the…
Team Awesome Sauce Proposal- April 9, 2015
Gabrielle Alexander, David Gutierrez, Katy Hudson, Jeremy Ochoa and Paul Oja
Team Awesome Sauce will evaluate the strategic issues at Kern Schools Federal Credit Union (KSFCU). Credit unions are not-for-profit corporations owned by members who pool their money to provide loans and services to other members. The cooperative structure, one-member equals one-vote, ensures fairness. Any profits earned by a credit union are passed along to members in the…
Louis XIV of France ranks as one of the most remarkable monarchs in history. He reigned for 72 years, 54 of them he personally controlled French government. The 17th century is labeled as the age of Louis XIV. Since then his rule has been hailed as the supreme example of a type of government - absolutism. He epitomized the ideal of kingship. During his reign France stabilized and became one of the strongest powers in Europe.
During his reign France became the ideal culture since…
wrote, “His smile and his dagger were very close.”
9) He was a defender of Catholicism. He went to war against the Muslims of the Ottoman Empire, and European Protestants to defend Catholicism.
Section 2) France- Louis XIV
1) After his father, Louis XIII died he became ruler.
3) Cardinal Mazarin, government agents called intendants who collected taxes and administered justice, and his minister in finance Jean Baptiste Colbert.
4) He helped France attain economic…
learned how to paint, a hobby that she enjoyed into her 60s.
Louis XIV of France
Reign: May 14, 1643 – September 1, 1715
Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King, reigned as King of France for 72 years, longer than any other European monarch. Under his reign, France became the most powerful country in Europe. Louis ended feudalism in France and modernized the country. During his rule, the military and fine arts flourished. Louis believed strongly in the divine right of kings, saying that he was…
Notre Dame de Paris is a historic Roman Catholic on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. Made by maurice de sully the paris bishop, made in 1270.
Champs Elysees- king louis XIV commissioned the champs elysees in perspective of his louvre palace. It was in 1709. in greek mythology its the place where heroes stay after death.
Arc de Triomphe- it ws made in 1806 by Npoleon, the french emporor. It was created to honor the…
The most awesome way to become awesome is to just be born awesome. If you are not born awesome, well then I guess you're just out of luck!!!! :) Being awesome, quite literally, means to elicit awe. Awe is not something people express much these days. So to be truly awesome, you must find a way to inspire this rare reaction. There are a lot of ways to be awesome, so don't treat what you are about to read as the only way to be awesome. Being awesome is being redefined each and every day. Maybe you…
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Text: Louis XIV
Type: Art Work
Composer: Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659 – 1743)
Plot/Summary: Description of Power. Louis XIV (5th September 1638 – 1st September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi-Solei), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France and Navarre. His Reign 72 years and 110 days is…
For Louis XIII, the idea of Divine Right, which was introduced in England during the reigns of James I and Charles I, was meant to be the mode of ruling and authority for the benefit of his successor (Treasure, 1997). This is called Absolutism. Absolutism is defined as the political situation in which ultimate power of authority in the state was exercised by a king who claimed to rule by divine right (Spielvogel, 2011). According to the Webster dictionary, Absolutism is a political theory, that…
Louis XIV: A Machiavellian Ruler?
Louis XIV followed many Machiavellian teachings but conspicuously disregarded others, due to some of his fiscal policies (or lack of them) and personal tendencies. Louis XIV is the longest reigning monarch in European history, and during his impressive reign, France enjoyed a Golden Age of arts and commerce. He expanded its territories and shifted the balance of power to France becoming one of the most powerful European countries in the 17th century. Machiavelli…
Kangxi vs. Louis XIV- Absolutism
Absolute monarchy or absolutism means that the sovereign power or ultimate authority in the state rested in the hands of a king who claimed to rule by divine right. Kangxi and Louis XIV were both shining examples for absolutist rule. Age of Absolutism was between 1610 and 1789. Absolutism is a term used to depict a type of monarchical power that was not at all restrained by institutions, for example, legislatures, social elites, or churches.