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Chapter 6 Section 3: Radical Days World History. Did You Know? The Origin of Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum In the 1780’s, Marie Tussaud ran two wax museums.

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1 Chapter 6 Section 3: Radical Days World History

2 Did You Know? The Origin of Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum In the 1780’s, Marie Tussaud ran two wax museums in Paris and was art tutor to Louis XVI’s sister. She was imprisoned as a royalist, but kept her head because she promised to make wax models of the revolutionaries and their victims such as Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

3 On A Happier Note: It’s Still Around Today and Totally Not That Creepy! Can You Tell the Difference? Real or Fake

4 FAKE! The One on the Right is the Real Joe, but so LIFELIKE!!!!!

5 REAL!!! FAKE!!!

6 REAL!!! FAKE!!!

7 Ok Back to Business Radicals took control of the Assembly and called for the election of a new legislative body called the National Convention. They granted suffrage, or the right to vote, to all male citizens, not just to property owners Don’t have this? No Longer a Problem!!

8 The convention set out to erase all traces of the old order. It voted to abolish the monarchy and declare France a republic. The Jacobins, who controlled the Convention, seized lands of nobles and abolished titles of nobility.

9 King of France, Louis XVI is publicly executed for treason

10 Remember her from the clips?  Marie Antoinette is also publicly executed 9 Months Later

11 By early 1793, France was at war with most of Europe. Within France, peasants and workers were in rebellion against the government. Fighting with Everyone! The Convention itself was bitterly divided. With

12 To deal with threats to France, the Convention created the Committee of Public Safety. Safety First

13 O THE TERROR! Under the guidance of Maximilien Robespierre some 40,000 people were executed at the guillotine. (in just 10 months) The Reign of Terror lasted from about July 1793 to July AAHHHHH!!!

14 Some Scary Stats Anyone who had ever criticized the Revolution or who had had any connection to the Old Order was in danger. The guillotine was so efficient that the executioner could execute more than one person per minute.. Executions became so common in Paris that residents complained about the blood overflowing the city’s drainage ditches

15 Eventually Robespierre Gets the Blade Once he was gone, the amount of executions and imprisonments dropped significantly.

16 In reaction to the Reign of Terror, moderates created another Constitution, the third since The Constitution of 1795 set up a five-man Directory and a two-house legislature. Where Do We Go From Here?

17 Women of all classes participated in the revolution from the very beginning. Many women were very disappointed when the Declaration of the Rights of Man did not grant equal citizenship to women. Women of the French Revolution However, these did not last long after Napoleon gained power. Women did gain some rights for a time. (Own property and to divorce their husbands)

18 By 1799, the French Revolution had dramatically changed France. It had dislodged the old social order overthrown the monarchy brought the Church under state control.

19 Many changes occurred in everyday life: Titles were eliminated. Elaborate fashions were replaced by practical clothes. People developed a strong sense of national identity. Nationalism, a strong feeling of pride and devotion to one’s country, spread throughout France. New symbols, such as the tricolor emerged.


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