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Louis XVI Towards Revolution
Louis XVI: Ancien Regime (old Order) Absolute Ruler
Massive Debt: French Wars American Revolution Versailles expenditures
291 million livres of the 591 million livres of national debt was payment on interest alone Loans to France were actually refused by European banks
Noble Lifestyle choices made the disparity between rich and poor much more visually acute
Other French Problems: 360 different codes of law Conflicting weights and measures Lords could charge tolls for crossing paths and bridges…
Lords could also could still demand road repairs and harvesting from peasants and Collect fees on the use of mills, winepresses, bakeries and slaughterhouses
Nobles still had very exclusive hunting and fishing rights which ordinary folks did not. For example, farmers could not shoot rabbits that destroyed their crops.
Lords still gave consent for the selling, leasing of land. Land passed on to a son required permission and fees as well.
Bad harvests contributed to rising food prices and widespread urban unemployment. It was estimated that one-third of the population was living in poverty.
The Austrian Marie Antoinette, queen of France, was very unpopular due to her life of luxury during hard times for ordinary people.
Her perceived insensitivity to the suffering of the poor was exacerbated by her alleged remark, Let them eat cake, in reference to the hungry masses outside the palace of Versailles.
The elaborate hairstyles and expensive dresses did not help matters. However, most noblewomen owned fancy costumes, expensive perfumes and wigs.
The royal family became a prime target of hatred at the start of the French Revolution
Lesson 3.4. Knight’s Charge What was the name of the king who ruled over the English colonies? What is the difference between a citizen and a subject?
The Causes of the FRENCH REVOLUTION
The French Revolution Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
Turn In: French Rev #1 – book assign Peer Edit + Rough Draft + Hook/Intro + 2 Body Paragraphs w/Stamp.
UEQ and LEQ UEQ: How did the French Revolution change society, politics, and the economy in France? LEQ: How did social and economic problems in France.
Essential Question Discuss the following questions with your neighbors and be prepared to share with the class: 1.What determines a person’s class in the.
Overview of the French Revolution It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was.
The French Revolution
Bell Ringer What are some ideas from the Enlightenment that might lead to Revolution in France? Think about the idea’s from the Philosophes’ Ex. John.
By: Robin Houlahan. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of.
World Studies. Review: what is a monarchy? Power is in the hands of a single person (monarch/King or Queen) Absolute monarchy- ruler has total control.
The Causes of the French Revolution. The French Revolution In the 1770’s France was ruled by the Old Regime. Under this system there were three social.
The French Revolution Begins
Honors World History. Unhappy people Most people of France at this time were Hungry Unemployed Poorly Paid.
The French Revolution - background. France is ruled by a King Louis XVI – absolute monarch His wife, Marie- Antoinette (Austrian by birth)
World History French Revolution Day One Chapter 12.
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION BEGINS. I.Conditions – 1780s French assistance in the American Revolution and – American failure to pays its debt poor harvests.
The Roots of the Revolution THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.
The French Revolution The French Revolution was violent, expensive, and ultimately it leads to a strong leader taking control.
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