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The French Revolution : 

The French Revolution

Table of Contents : 

2 Table of Contents The Three Estates The National Assembly Executions The National Convention The Terror Robespierre

The Three Estates : 

The Three Estates Life under the ancien regime The Three Estates: Clergy Nobility Everyone else Late 18th-century financial crisis Unfair taxation

Estates General : 

4 Estates General 1st clergy 2nd nobility 3rd Everyone else Each had different needs and participated for different reasons and at different levels

The Three Estates : 

5 The Three Estates

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6 What type of source is this? What appears to be happening? What is the setting? How can you tell?

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7 Who does the man in the purple robe represent? How can you tell?

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8 Who does the man in the red jacket represent? How can you tell? What is he wearing at his side?

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9 Who does the man under the rock represent? How is he dressed? Is that surprising?

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10 What are the two men standing on? The words on the rock translate to “heavy taxes and forced labor.” Why would the artist write those words on the rock?

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11 What is the relationship between the three men? Do the clergyman and the nobleman seem concerned about the third man?

What is the Third Estate? : 

12 What is the Third Estate? 1st. What is the third estate? Everything. 2nd. What has it been heretofore in the political order? Nothing. 3rd. What does it demand? To become something therein. Abbé Sieyès, "What is the third Estate?“ ("Qu'est-ce que le Tiers-Etat?"), January 1789

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13 The peasants oppressed

King Louis XVI : 

14 King Louis XVI His grandfather Louis XIV was the ultimate “absolutist” king. This king was weak He had so little control, he called for the French congress to fix some problems

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15 Marie Antoinette

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16 Marie Antoinette

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17 Marie Antoinette

Revolution - beginnings : 

18 Revolution - beginnings Although people were starving and the country was broke, the royal family flaunted their wealth and uncaring.

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19 Denis Diderot

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20 Voltaire

Bread riots : 

21 Bread riots People were hungry; the country was broke. This picture is from an all-woman bread riot. Marie Antionette said “let them eat cake”

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March of the Women,October 5-6, 1789 We want the baker, the baker’s wife and the baker’s boy! A spontaneous demonstration of Parisian women for bread.

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23 Storming the Bastille

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24 Storming the Bastille

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25 Storming the Bastille

Storming theBastille : 

26 Storming theBastille

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Events of the French Revolution : 

28 Events of the French Revolution Calling of the Estates General May 1789 Fall of the Bastille July 1789 Abolish Feudalism Rights of Man August 1789 March to Versailles October 1789 Flight of the King June 1791 War with Austria April 1792 Abolition of the Monarchy Sept 1792 Execution of King January 1793

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29 Estates General

Estates General meets : 

30 Estates General meets The part of the French Congress representing the third estate left and declared themselves THE congress of France.

The Great Fear : 

31 The Great Fear Independent revolutionary agitation in the countryside Rumors of Royalist troops becoming wandering vandals Fear breeds fear and peasants start marching Within 3 weeks of July 14, the countryside of France had been completely changed Abolition of the Nobility

Events continued : 

32 Events continued French created their own Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen modeled after TJ’s Declaration of Independence

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33 March to Versailles, Oct. 1789

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34 Abbe Sieyes

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35 Tennis Court Oath

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36 National Assembly

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38 Mob attacking the Tuileries

Elements : 

39 Elements "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity“ Tennis Court Oath Weapons obtained from the Bastille Leaders during different stages of the Revolution Act, Edicts, Declarations What is the conflict/Issue/problem Class conflict Desire for political representation Economic choice Opposing sides

What were the Motivations ofthese Revolutionaries? : 

40 What were the Motivations ofthese Revolutionaries? ï Poverty and Hunger ï Low wages and fear of unemployment ï Heightened expectations and the exposure to a political perspective -- ìCahiersî ï Strong dislike for and distrust of the wealthy ï The role of conspiracy

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Radical Revolution : 

42 Radical Revolution Work of a representative National Convention Abolished monarchy, executed king, queen Power to Committee of Public Safety-headed by Robespierre Met threats from within and a coalition of frightened European Monarchies Initiated “Reign of Terror” (30,000)

Effects of the French Revolution : 

43 Effects of the French Revolution Both the King and Queen were beheaded French monarchy no more In addition to the Royal family, 17,000 people were executed with the guillotine.

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46 The Enlightenment

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49 National Guard

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51 Flight of the Royal Family

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58 Death of Louis XVI

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63 Maximillien. Robespierre

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64 Jean-Paul Marat

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65 Charlotte Corday

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68 Jacques Louis David

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