French Revolution The French Revolution was a period of time were the absolute monarcy collapsed within three years. France went through an epic transformation, during this transformation all thoughts of religious authority was overthrown with thoughts of inalienable rights and freedom. All of this started after The American Revolution, were the people of France realized that what their country needed was a not a monarchy and religious authority but equality, citizenship and inalienable rights. France was fed up with their monarchy and how easiley they spent their money,and watched how they all starved. So they finally killed their King, Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. After their monarch was destroyed everything was absolute chaos. Their was a rise in deaths and causes of most deaths were ridiculous. During this time France was doing poorly in finance. In May 1776, France's finance minister, Turgot was dismissed once he had failed to enact reform. A year later, Jacques Necker, who was a forginer, was made Comptroller-General of Finance. Necker soon realized how unfair lower classes were being taxed. Necker argued that the country would not be taxed higher, but both nobility and clergy needed to be reduced. Necker proposed that by borrowing more money it would most likely solve the country's fiscal shortages. Necker was fired when King Louis XVI refused to accept the fact that both nobility and clergy would be taxed. The Estates-General was organized into three estates. These three estates were, the clergy, the nobility and what was left of France. The 1614 rules differed from practices from local assembiles, each member was given one vote and third estate membership were doubled. Necker convened a Second Assembly of Notables, this…
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…
The French Revolution
The French Revolution was a period of social and political chaos in France that lasted from 1789 until 1799.Many historians still argue on what caused the French Revolution but no one can pin point what exactly caused this chaotic mess called the French Revolution. There is no one factor that could be the blame for this chaos but one of the many reasons that caused the French revolution was the years of feudal oppressions and fiscal mismanagement that led French society to…
to History’s text ‘France in revolution’; the terror was the most dramatic phase of the revolution. For opponents of the revolution it symbolises the chaos and anarchy that France had sunk into. The reign of terror amongst the French society in the years of 1793 to 1794, was indeed a significant period that had both victorious yet catastrophic occasions evidently throughout its entire stage. The Reign of Terror’s beginning was marked by the execution of the former King, Louis XVI on 21st of January…
Louis XVI-Louis XVI became the heir to the throne and the last Bourbon king of France upon his father's death in 1765. In 1770, he married Austrian archduchess Marie-Antoinette, the daughter of Maria Theresa and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I. After a slew of governing missteps, Louis XVI brought the French Revolution crashing down upon himself, and in 1793 he was executed. His wife, Marie-Antoinette, was executed nine months later.
National Assembly-During the French Revolution, the National…
Prepositional Paper: King Louis XVI
The French Revolution is remembered with different opinions. However the years from 1789 to 1799 was a reign of terror. It was a time in French and Europe history where the monarchy government went through a lot of changes and was overthrown by the French citizens. Some of the reasons for this revolution was because of the high and unfair taxes, which only the third estate had to pay, and the lack of kingship from King Louis XVI. When the French people didn’t want…
The Bourgeoisie Phase
King Louis XVI attempts to tax the nobility – 1789
The Estates General is called together – May, 1789
Tennis Court Oath – June 20, 1789
Fall of the Bastille – July 14, 1789
The Great Fear – July 17, 1789
Declaration of the Rights of Man – August 27, 1789
The Women march to Versailles – October 5, 1789
Civil Constitution of the Clergy – 1790
King Louis XVI accepts the Constitution – 1791
Royal family attempts to flee to Austria – June 21, 1791
The First Coalition – 1792
Before the French Revolution, France was divided into three groups, or estates with their own status and role to play in the country. The First Estate involved religious people in the country. The Second Estate involved all the nobles. These two estates had many privileges, and were the wealthiest group, but were only a small piece of the entire population. The Third Estate was everyone else in the country: the peasants, poor city dwellers, and…
Because Louis XIV (who ruled until 1715) was such a good absolute monarch that his successors (Louis XV and XVI) couldn't keep his empire in check. With the liberal sentiments spreading throughout Europe at the time, as well as news of the American Revolution, it was only natural for absolute monarchy to decline during this period.
France was an absolute monarchy before the French revolution, as it had been for hundreds of years. It meant that the reigning had absolute power. That was what the…
Jonathan Weiss 11/25 Moscow-French Revolution essay
What where the three main causes that lead to the French Revolution?
The French Revolution, The Result Of King Louis Presence as a Monarch
King Louis XVI ruled France from 1774 until 1793 taking on many different
positions between being an absolute monarch, to sharing power with others such as the
Jacobins Club. Although many wealthy citizens adored Louis for how he ruled France,
the majority tended to loathe him due to his common tendencies of…
France, a country that borders Spain, Italy, Andorra (A small country that is in between France and Spain, it is landlocked), Monaco (another small country), Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, and the small country of Luxemburg that is also known for its beautiful sights also has a great history. France participated in both the world wars and fought a revolution. The people of France speak French. A well-known saying that is French is bonjour which is hello. Some of the things that you probably…