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1 The Hungry Lady The Widow Louisette The Machine The Maiden Machine Decapitation The National Razor You have an date with "Madame Guillotine”

2 This is the Guillotine It was supposedly created as a more humane to execute criminals In reality, it was used because so many people were being executed during the French Revolution that “a guy with an ax” could not keep up. The Guillotine is a symbol of “The Reign of Terror” which was a part of the Revolution

3 The Age of Revolutions

4 1776 – American Revolution 1789 – French Revolution 1791 – Haitian Revolution 1811 – Paraguay Revolution 1816 – Argentina Chile 1821 – Greek Revolution Brazil 1824 – Peru 1825 – Bolivia

5 French Revolution…in the news (sort of)

6 Primary Document Arthur Young, a British traveler, describes life for a commoner in pre-Revolution France


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