Presentation on theme: "3 Phases of the French Revolution"— Presentation transcript:
1 3 Phases of the French Revolution Pre-Revolutionary Events (mid 1789)May 5, 1789 – Louis XVI calls a meeting of the Estates General (to raise taxes)June 17, 1789 – The 3rd Estate declares itself the National Assembly
2 June 20, 1789 – Locked out of the meeting hall June 20, 1789 – Locked out of the meeting hall by the King, the National Assembly goes to an indoor tennis court and swears the “Tennis Court Oath” (an agreement to never separate until France has a new constitution)
3 July 14, 1789 – Storming of the Bastille (symbolic start of July 14, 1789 – Storming of the Bastille (symbolic start of the French Revolution)
4 Phase 1 –National Assembly takes over – 1789 – 1792Type of Government: Constitutional Monarchy (King and Legislative Assembly)Leaders: 3rd Estate – Followers of Enlightenment principles
5 August 27, 1789 – The Declaration of the Rights of Man. is adopted August 27, 1789 – The Declaration of the Rights of Man is adopted. A statement of natural rights based on U.S. Declaration of Independence.A constitution is written (although not completed and accepted for some time)
6 Fear of revolution spreading to other countries brings a war with Austria National emergencies – food shortages, war losses, invasion
7 Disagreements between political parties – radical Paris Jacobins and moderate Girondins from the countryside.JacobinsGirondins
8 King Louis XVI tries to flee to Austria with his family, but they are recognized and captured.
9 Phase 2 – Creation of the National Convention (1792 – 1794) Type of Gov’t –Republic (but it became a dictatorship under Robespierre)
10 Leaders: Radical Jacobin political party, led by Danton, Marat, and Robespierre
11 Radicals rally mobs in Paris , say the Revolution hasn’t come far enough - run out the Girondins (moderates)September Massacres-Mobs storm Paris prisons and violently murder many who were innocent of any wrongdoing.
12 King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and many others are executed, resulting in world-wide condemnation of the revolution.
13 Robespierre suspends liberties – takes dictatorial control and begins the Reign of Terror Reign of Terror: persecution of all opposition, sending anyone who complains to the guillotine
14 NEW GOALS: To win the war, remodel society, erase any symbols of the monarchy Violent rule and thousands of deaths leads to fear of Robespierre by everyone.
15 Despite this fear, many join together to end Robespierre’s rule – he is beheaded. Robespierre tried and failed to take his own life before he could be executed by the guillotine
16 Creation of the Directory (1795 – 1799) Phase 3 –Creation of the Directory (1795 – 1799)Type of Gov’t:Republic
17 Leaders: 5 moderate bourgeoisie “directors” War begins to go well for the French, but life is still not fully stabilized
18 Military force is used to maintain order and some rights are restored Government leadership is moderate, but weakWeakness, corruption, and a coup d’ etat by Napoleon ends the Directory