The French Revolution and Its Impact Readings: Spodek, pp. 539-547.
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The French Revolution and Its Impact Readings: Spodek, pp. 539-547
France is a Mess!! France was involved in the American Revolution from 1778- 1783. Government was unwieldy. Weather was a big problem especially in 1788.
King Louis XVI He agrees to recall the Estates General Spring of 1789 there was the Cahiers de Doleances. May 5, 1789 The Estates meet in Versailles. From May 5-June 17, 1789: The Third Estate boycotts the Estates General
The Revolution of 1789 The Bastille is stormed on July 14, 1789. “Freeing the Enslaved”
Timeline of the French Revolution (continued) Peasants Revolt Weathervanes Night of August 4 Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen (August 27,1789) March on Versailles Constitution Abolished Ecclesiastical Orders Growing Power of Clubs
Timeline Continued Flight of King The Legislative Assembly War of the First Coalition Violence in Paris The National Convention Monarchy Abolished Committee of Public Safety becomes all powerful Rules by General Will Robespierre is in the center. They abolish slavery
Who Won and Who lost? Rich Males in the short run All males in the long run Maybe peasants or at least some peasants in some places Women Agrarian Worker Slaves after Napoleon restores slavery The nobility who left France The Church