1172 words - 5 pagesCauses of the FrenchRevolutionVarious cause can account for the causes of the French revolution.Mainly political, social, and economic conditions in France contributed to the discontent felt by many French people-especially those of the third estate. The ideas of the intellectuals of the Enlightenment brought new views to government and society. The American Revolution also influenced the coming of the FrenchRevolution. The Philosophes planted the seeds for the FrenchRevolution. Their goals were to expose and destroy the inequalities of the ancient regime (old order).The political discontentVIEW DOCUMENT
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A historian once wrote that all revolutions need ideas to fuel them. Can this assertion be applied to the FrenchRevolution? Yes, new ideas are the root to any revolution because new ideas are needed to change old ways. The dictionary states that a revolution is: A sudden or momentous change in a situation. In this case the situation would be political and social reform. Some of the ideas that lead to the revolution are; a change from a monarchy to a democracy, religious tolerance, science and reason challenge the church, protection of natural rights, and uplifting of economic restraints.
788 words - 3 pagesAngelina DanunsMr. Fogel1 October 2013FrenchRevolution EssayFrenchRevolution. These two words bring back so many memories and emotions to so many people even today. Its know as one of the most bloodiest events in the world. The Frenchrevolution was groundbreaking for numerous reasons: Firstly, The Revolution was a time when people were denied their humanity. Secondly, they were placed into estates with rules that they might not have wanted to follow. The Revolution was cruel, bloody, and painful. When the regime wasn't able to tackle the problems of the country on its own, the citizens start making up their own solutions in order to find their way out ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1046 words - 4 pages consumed the capital. All though people were enthusiastic about the break down of royal break down, Parisians became panicked as rumors of an impending military coup began to go around. A well known insurgency climaxed on July 14th, when rioters stormed the Bastille fortress in attempt to get gun powder and weapons, this is now a holiday in France called Bastille day celebrating the beginning of the FrenchRevolution and how they are now free. The revolutionary fervor spread across France border to border. Now peasants looted and burned the homes of tax collectors, landlords, and the seigniorial elite just to make a point that they did not like how high taxes are.
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1840 words - 7 pagesThis essay will be a summary of Chapter three, on the FrenchRevolution. It will, in retrospect, describe the roller coaster years of a nation in peace and upheaval; in prosperity and poverty; in humility and humiliation. This essay also focuses on several groups and individuals who helped mould and destroy a great nation all in the name of greed and selfish desire. Absolutism, on the surface, appeared to be "THE" best system of government. However, as Arthur Young, a wealthy farming specialist from England stated, in his book "Travels in France", "...absolutism in the strictest sense was impossible in eighteenth-century France. Such a large nation could never be controlled by a singleVIEW DOCUMENT
1138 words - 5 pages The FrenchRevolution was a time for expansion in human freedom. It was a way for the French to re-invent their government to give some sort of equality for their people. There were many successes the FrenchRevolution made, such as creating public schools for children and making it mandatory for them to attend. The FrenchRevolution had the intentions to create a better government and lifestyle for their people, such as Jacobins who believed in the poor having their turn to rule. Though, others opposed the ideas of the revolution. Those people did not go unpunished by their beliefs. This was known as the Reign of Terror, which was not completely necessary for their societyVIEW DOCUMENT
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The FrenchRevolution began in 1789 and ended in the late 1790’s (staff). Just like the American Revolution the FrenchRevolution started with new ideas of enlightenment. French citizens started to uproot everything that was considered normal, things such as absolute monarchy and the feudal system, they wanted to redesign everything (staff). Although a lot of the attempts failed people continued to try to make the change.
The Beginning to a Highly Bloody Battle
In 1786, Louis’s general, Charles Alexandre de Calonne, came up with the idea of a financial reform that included a universal land tax. The privileged classes would not be exempt any longer. In order to gainVIEW DOCUMENT
571 words - 2 pagesThe economy was a major cause of the Revolution. Such things as extravagant nobles, bad harvesting, and starvation effected the decrease in money. Louis XVI lived in the Palace of Versailles. Billions of dollars were spent to make this. Just the Hall of Mirrors alone symbolizes the lifestyle of the French nobility. This hall was covered from one end to another in mirrors (hence the name "Hall of Mirrors") and the walls were painted with gold (Doc.1). Bad harvesting was another issue. The grain prices increased because of inflation. The small yield of harvest, which wasn't much to begin with, rain, hail, drought, and the closing of granaries were all causes of inflation (Doc.5). TheVIEW DOCUMENT
775 words - 3 pagesMaterial conditions of the FrenchRevolution were associated with the development of capitalism in the depths of the so-called old order, its driving forces were brought to life by the contradictions that accompany this process. The immediate cause of the revolution was the bankruptcy of the state, which was not able to pay its debts without the amazing refusal of the archaic system of privileges based on nobility , tribal relations . Unsuccessful attempts to reform the royalty system that increased the discontent of the nobility fall of their influence and encroachments on their own privileges. Finding out from the financial impasse Louis XVI was forced to convene the States-General (5 MayVIEW DOCUMENT
2491 words - 10 pages, who presented their grievances in cahiers to the Estates General. The disbanding of the Estates General resulted in the formation of the new National Assembly governed by the Third Estate. This assembly wrote the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizens that described political changes and freedoms for the Third Estate. The constitution of 1791 also resulted in dramatic changes to the political structure. It, however, did not bring relief to those who most deserved it, the peasants. These events were the prologue to the FrenchRevolution, the most important event in France’s history. The FrenchRevolution was a direct result of overspending by King Louis XIV and Louis XVIVIEW DOCUMENT
666 words - 3 pages, changes a multitude of men’s perspective. The Monarch could have gone several different routes to benefit him and avoided a The FrenchRevolution. If the Monarch would have never partaken in aiding the Americans then he would never had to exhaust the option of taxing the Aristocrats Let say the Monarch still felt so compelled to still aid those that opposed the British Empire. By first bringing it to a council and negotiating a reasonable tax with the Nobility, and stating an agenda of having their Arch nemesis defeated indirectly. The French people overall shared a distaste for the British overall. If the Monarch could have use the fundamental thought of how the French had a general distaste forVIEW DOCUMENT
2084 words - 8 pagesThe FrenchRevolutionWhat were the causes and the effects of the FrenchRevolution? Themajor cause of the FrenchRevolution was the disputes between the differenttypes of social classes in French society. The FrenchRevolution of 1789-1799 was one of the most important events in the history of the world. TheRevolution led to many changes in France, which at the time of theRevolution, was the most powerful state in Europe. The Revolution led tothe development of new political forces such as democracy and nationalism.It questioned the authority ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1245 words - 5 pagesNapoleon's return to an autocratic government saved the Frenchrevolution, and all it stood for; and saving France from a near potentially anarchic situation. Napoleon although an autocratic dictator, was nothing like his predecessors (nor was he like king Louis XVI). Napoleon was in touch with all French men and worked for the good of all French people, and introduced new reforms and change. Napoleon's autocratic government made many important decisions that were duly welcomed by many French people. Napoleon changed the way of life for many French people, which placedVIEW DOCUMENT
9383 words - 38 pagesThe last thirty years have given us a new version of the history of the FrenchRevolution, the most diverse and hostile schools having contributed to it. The philosopher, Taine, drew attention to the affinity between the revolutionary and what he calls the classic spirit, that is, the spirit of abstraction which gave rise to Cartesianism and produced certain masterpieces of French literature. Moreover he admirably demonstrated the mechanism of the local revolutionary committees and showed how a daring Jacobin minority was able to enforce its will as that of "the people". Following up this line of research M. Augustin Cochin has quite recently studied the mechanism of the sociétVIEW DOCUMENT
713 words - 3 pagesThe American Revolution and the FrenchRevolution are similar in many ways. They are also different in some aspects. For example, the FrenchRevolution was far more violent than the American. Both the French and American Revolutions follow the same basic pattern, first a problem, then a struggle, and then a change.Firstly, both revolutions had similar causes. They both had kings with absolute power. The Americans were displeased with taxation without representation. And the French were upset because many upper class citizens were being exempted from the taille. Also the third estate, whichVIEW DOCUMENT
612 words - 2 pagesThe FrenchRevolution was the event that most influenced American foreign policy. The FrenchRevolution sparked hostility between the Jeffersonian Democratic-Republicans and the Hamiltonian Federalists. The Revolution was in fact a world revolution because the revolution influenced not only France, but also other civilized countries. When the Revolution entered the Reign of Terror, Federalist Aristocrats feared for their lives and were wary of the Jeffersonian mobs. Federalists once supported the Revolution, but now, strongly opposed it. The Jeffersonians regretted the bloodshedVIEW DOCUMENT
764 words - 3 pagesThe FrenchRevolution
The FrenchRevolution last from 1789 to 1799. This war had many causes that began the revolution. Its causes ranged from the American Revolution, the economic crisis in France, social injustices to the immediate causes like the fall of Bastille, the Convening of he Estate-General, and the Great Fear. As a result of this revolution there many effects , immediate and long term. The immediate effects were the declaration of rights of man, abolishing of olds reign, execution of king and queen, the reign of terror, and war and forming of the citizen-army. The long term effects were the rise of Napoleon, spread of revolutionary ideas, growth of nationalism, and theVIEW DOCUMENT
631 words - 3 pagesThe FrenchRevolution, which occurred from 1789 to 1799, was a time where the monarchy was overthrown, a republic was formed, and limits were put on the church. The FrenchRevolution ended with the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1799. The FrenchRevolution created France’s legislative assembly, which is still in place today. Many would argue that the Enlightment was a cause of the FrenchRevolution, but the Enlightment was not one of the main drivers for the Revolution. The bad living conditions, France’s monarchy, and the involvement in the American Revolution and other wars caused the FrenchRevolution.
The bad living conditions of France and its depressed economy was one of theVIEW DOCUMENT
1242 words - 5 pages The FrenchRevolution was a period of social and political turmoil in France from 1789 to 1799 that greatly affected modern and French history. It marked the decline of powerful monarchies and the rise of democracy, individual rights and nationalism. This revolution came with many consequences because of the strive for power and wealth, but also had many influential leaders attempting to initiate change in the French government and the economy. In 1789 the people of France dismissed King Louis XVI of his title, took apart his monarchy and executed him, his wife Marie Antoinette and thousands of nobles. The French set up a new system of government with specific revolutionary idealsVIEW DOCUMENT
2255 words - 9 pagesThe FrenchRevolution (1789-99) violently transformed France from a monarchical state with a rigid social hierarchy into a modern nation in which the social structure was loosened and power passed increasingly to the middle classes.CAUSESThere is considerable controversy over the causes of the Revolution. Marxist scholars emphasize material factors: as the population increased, food supplies grew short; land had become divided into such small parcels that most Frenchmen lived close to the subsistence level; and after 1776 agricultural recession forced property owners to exploit their sources of revenue. Marxists also maintain that commercial prosperity had stimulated theVIEW DOCUMENT
2254 words - 9 pages1775Louise XVI takes the French throne after the Louise XV unexpectedly dies of smallpox.1776The American war of independence has begun against Great Britain. The rivalry between the France and England, forces France to financially support the American Revolution. This drains the French treasury, and thus paving the way for the Frenchrevolution.1778France declares war against Britain in support of the American colonies.There are signs of bread shortages and unstable internal economy in France. These issues are ignored by the administration.1781Necker, a Swiss banker and Louis' financial advisor, produces a public report stating that the financial situation ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1218 words - 5 pages1ForminioJessica ForminioMrs. BrennanGlobal II22 September 2014Causes of the FrenchRevolutionThe FrenchRevolution of 1789 had many long-range causes. Political, social, and economic conditions in France contributed to the discontent felt by many French, especially those of the third estate. The ideas of the intellectuals of the Enlightenment brought new views of government and society. The American Revolution also influenced the coming of the FrenchRevolution. The French Monarchy emerged from the Seven Years War defeatedVIEW DOCUMENT
699 words - 3 pagesThe FrenchRevolution was a very significant event in the history of Europe. During the 1700s, many considered France one of the most advanced and powerful countries in Europe, despite the fact that the citizens of France were growing tired of their government. The kings ruled with absolute power. Because of this, the kings had not called any meetings of the Estates General for the last 175 years. France had a very unstable economy due to the extravagant spending of the kings. Louis XVI waged many wars which made the national debt rise beyond the limit. France's taxation system was chaotic and biased. Last but not least, the social issues were some of the most problematic. The privilegedVIEW DOCUMENT
1411 words - 6 pagesFrenchRevolution.-Louis XIV, bankrupted France with his foreign wars and his new palace, Versailles.-Louis XVI financial minister was Turgot. A man of the enlightenment, Turgot tried to tax land [mostly owned by nobles] free tariffs and get rid of the corvee.-Nobles and clergy were exempt from taxation and where against Turgot's plan to tax them. So they made Louis XVI get rid of Turgot and hire Necker, a Swiss banker-Necker financially supported the American Rev. which made a bigger debt for France.-King needed money so the nobles and clergy forced him to call theVIEW DOCUMENT
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The FrenchRevolution was a civil revolt that broke out in France against the absolute monarchy and the Roman Catholic Church, which lasted from 1789-1799. This resulted in the establishment of France as a republic, democratic government and caused the Roman Catholic Church’s necessity, as well as its power to be questioned. The FrenchRevolution ended the thousand-year rule of the monarchy in France and began when King Louis XVI gathered representatives from the 3 social groups called the Clergy, the Nobilities and the Commoners to solve a great national debt and economic crisis France was experiencing.
The American Revolution is believed to have greatly influenced the French, and mayVIEW DOCUMENT
1529 words - 6 pagesThe FrenchRevolution
This essay intends to draw on the much similarity between the FrenchRevolution and the age of antiquity, more specific Ancient Greece. We
shall compare dominant figures of both the FrenchRevolution and
Ancient Greece by using examples from writings from both ancient
literature and contemporary and giving direct examples to support the
ideas in this essay. Furthermore, this essay will discuss how similar
the emergence of democracy in Ancient Greece is to the emergence of it
in the FrenchRevolution.
The FrenchRevolution was the first modern revolution in history. It
is one of the most studied times in history. ManyVIEW DOCUMENT
634 words - 3 pages representation, even though the nobles were reluctant to surrender their privileges. At a private meeting, the Third Estate members began to call themselves by the new title of National Assembly, and gained so much support that King Louis XVI was forced to combine all three estates into this assembly.
Even with the steps being taken to procure justice, Parisians grew panicked, and on July 14, commoners stormed the Bastille in order to obtain weapons. This officially started the FrenchRevolution and was quickly succeeded by the Great Fear. Peasants robbed aristocrats and burned their homes, leading to an exodus of nobles from France. The National Assembly then established the Declaration ofVIEW DOCUMENT
2446 words - 10 pagesThe FrenchRevolution
"The most high and sacred order of kings is that of the divine right, being the ordinance of God himself, founded in the prime laws of nature, and clearly established by expressed texts both of old and new testaments," states Maurice Ashley. Prior too the English Civil England was nation that inherited too the belief that such monarchies were absolute in their power and authority. However during the seventeenth century England found itself engrossed in a war in which absolutists and parliamentarians so strongly opposed each other, that it took the death of King Charles I to put an end to England's Civil War.
Historical studies of this time have focusedVIEW DOCUMENT
1656 words - 7 pagesThe French RevolutionThe FrenchRevolution covers a period of time between 1770 1814. The French Revolutionaries named that era the Ancient Regime. The Ancient Regime was not what they had gotten rid of, but what they wanted to make. They wanted a break from the old regime, preferably the Monarchy. I will discuss the origins of the FrenchRevolution, Rousseaus contributions and his ideas of his writing of the Social Contract. I will talk about some of the conditions and actions of the French State, and also how the VIEW DOCUMENT
989 words - 4 pagesThe FrenchRevolution was an unstable, blood-filled time. With 20,000 sent to the guillotine and an equal number to prison, it is not hard to find importance but rather to find meaning. The most crucial thing to look for in the revolution is justification, reasons that excuse or bring significance to the deaths of many. John Locke, a philosophe of the time, may have argued that a leader who does not provide his people with inalienable rights is grounds for dismissal in the form of regicide1. On the other hand Thomas Hobbes, also a philosopher, may have taken a different argument. It was his belief that 'man is a brute', therefore he needs a dictator to keep the peace. VIEW DOCUMENT
922 words - 4 pagesWhat caused the FrenchRevolution? Many things contributed to it evolving. But only three were the most important. The influence dates back all the way to the Age of Enlightenment, the ideas definitely had an effect on the French citizens. The American Revolution ties with the Enlightenment as well. The political inequality of the three estates played a huge part in the disruption. In addition to that, the Economic inequality also influenced France. The FrenchRevolution is a big and memorable part of history; yet curiosity of the human mind grabs the attention of it evolving in our world historyVIEW DOCUMENT
1867 words - 7 pagesThe FrenchRevolution: Causes, Outcomes, Conflicting InterpretationsCauses of the FrenchRevolution:-1. International: struggle for hegemony and Empire outstrips the fiscal resources of the state2. Political conflict: conflict between the Monarchy and the nobility over the "reform" of thetax system led to paralysis and bankruptcy.3. The Enlightenment: impulse for reform intensifies political conflicts; reinforces traditionalaristocratic constitutionalism, one variant of which was laid out in Montequieu's Spiritof the Laws; introduces new notions of good government, the most radical beingpopularVIEW DOCUMENT
2071 words - 8 pagesThe FrenchRevolution has gone down in history as an inglorious, unfruitful rebellion, but if one were to trace the actions of the Third Estate, however perplexing and malignant, it is easy to see that everything was stemmed from the—then radical—mantra of liberty, equality, and fraternity. A line from Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, says it best “though this be madness, there is method in’t” (9). The French Revolutionists’ fundamental causes for usurping absolutist political powers and providing basic rights to all men appears all for naught and a paradox in itself; the Third Estate was effective in changing the class, economic and political structures of eighteenth century France.
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2041 words - 8 pagesIn the latter years of the eighteenth century, France was an aristocratic bureaucracy, presided over by sovereign monarch Louis XVI. France was ruled under the Ancien Régime; a social and political system established by the French in the early renaissance period of the fifteenth century, until the late eighteenth century where it was violently overturned in the FrenchRevolution. ‘ Under the Ancien Régime the richer a man was, the less he paid.’1 The FrenchRevolution, beginning in 1789 was an era of social and political upheaval that saw the collapse of the absolute monarchy and its prejudice class system. Before the FrenchRevolution of 1789, France was subject to a social divisionVIEW DOCUMENT
557 words - 2 pagesThe FrenchRevolution, which lasted from 1789 to 1799, provides a classic example of how a society united to overthrow a tyrant. During this short time period, a bloody revolt by the peasant population toppled the royalty and aristocrats from power and initiated a short period in which the political system was drastically reformed. New political ideas and philosophies were introduced, many of which are still used in the modern-day political establishment. The storming of the Bastille by an angry mob ofVIEW DOCUMENT
826 words - 3 pagesThe FrenchRevolution lasted for 11 years and was a battle for change. Leadership went from a weak monarchy, to a bloody dictator, back to a monarch. Because France was in three estates, there was a non-taxed land owning clergy, a supposed-to-be taxed land owning nobility, and full-taxed land owning commoners. Many commoners were worked to the point of death, arrested on the king’s whims, and starving to feed the other estates. As leadership changed King Louis XVI lost his power to Robespierre, and then a series of leaders, to the impacting Napoleon Bonaparte. When the Revolution was beginning the French monarchy was having financial difficulties, guiding France into many crises that areVIEW DOCUMENT
1304 words - 5 pagesThe Year 1789, the FrenchRevolution has started and lasted for 10 years were Peasant and the lower class of the French society gave up on their hopes , Enough was Enough they have decided and not to take anymore misery from the upper classes such as the king and the Royal families which were called at the time The "Absolute Monarchy".So what really caused the Frenchrevolution?After being one of the powerful and richest countries in Europe, The People of France were facing a very hard times, poverty misery, hunger, tears and fear were all coming together for a long while.People ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1171 words - 5 pagesThe age of Enlightenment took place between the time when Louis XIV died (1715), and the coup d'etat (1799, when Napoleon came into power. It is during this time period that the FrenchRevolution occurred, as well as several other stages of reform. Strongly influenced by the pertinent reformations, the people began to exit the times of darkness, and entered a time of growth. The ideas of growth, reason, and natural law built a strong foundation for the enlightenment (Paul Hallsal). Incredible faith in human reason as well as the advancement of secularism was an important goal of European countries during this time period. During the age of Enlightenment, progression in many fields suchVIEW DOCUMENT
672 words - 3 pages did not allow the émigré's to come into their country because they might come and corrupt. They also feared that Napoleon would now few them as an enemy and come attack.Now with the legislative community Nationalism, a change as a result of the FrenchRevolution, comes into forefront. It encouraged participation as French men. The new French society saw themselves now as all countrymen. Prior to this very few had access and opportunity the clergy, monarchy, and the aristocracy got everything. Once the FrenchRevolution had taken off Nationalism dripped down to aVIEW DOCUMENT
1772 words - 7 pages“Revolutions never go backwards.”-Wendell Phillips. It is true that revolutions never go backwards; an example of this would be the FrenchRevolution. Before 1789, France was ruled by a monarchy. Before the France revolution, the monarch was King Louis XVI. His family had ruled France for many years, however King Louis XVI, was an ill-suited leader who lost his country to the National Assembly. During the Frenchrevolution, France went through countless reforms by switching back and forth from republics to dictatorships. France eventually thrived under the rule of Napoleon, who was a dictator chosen by the people. Because of the sacking of King Louis XVI and the monarchy, France had becomeVIEW DOCUMENT
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The event most commonly associated with the beginning of the FrenchRevolution is the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. Instigated by rumors that the King had begun to organize military forces for a counterattack against government reformers, a crowd of urban Parisians converged upon the Bastille with the intent of staging a preemptive strike against the monarchy. A state prison and military armory, the Bastille had been seen by the mob as representative of the King's dictatorial rule. The pubic's dissent upon the Bastille, which ultimately ended as a success for the mob, has been seen as a symbolic marker in the beginning of the FrenchRevolution, deposition of the monarchyVIEW DOCUMENT
2102 words - 8 pagesBefore the FrenchRevolution, France was ruled and governed by the king, his Grand Council of ministers, and 13 courts called parliaments. King Louis XVI ruled by “divine right,” believing that he had been put on the throne by the grace of God. France then was one of the most powerful and wealthiest countries, and had a strong army, and even stronger cultural influence. (Plain, 5) Louis XVI and his wife Marie-Antoinette were shielded from the daily lives of the ordinary people in France. When Louis XVI inherited the throne in 1774, he also inherited many problems left behind by the previous king, King Louis XV. The country had been involved in the Seven Years War, also known as the FrenchVIEW DOCUMENT
3619 words - 14 pagesThe Causes of the FrenchRevolution.The Frenchrevolution overthrew the country?s ancient monarchy, proclaimed Liberty, Equality and Fraternity and fought off a hostile Europe. It ushered in a new age, but at a terrible price in blood and human suffering. There were many causes of the Revolution. The FrenchRevolution appears to have been the outcome of both long term and short term factors, which arose from the social and political conditions and conflicts of the ancien regime. The long standing grievances of peasants, townsmen and bourgeoisie; the frustration?s of rising hopes among wealthy and ?middling? bourgeoisie and peasants; the distress and breakdown of government; a realVIEW DOCUMENT
602 words - 2 pagesThe FrenchRevolution was a major transformation of the society and political system of France, lasting from 1789 to 1799. The social structure caused major segregation between each echelon, or Estate. There were many grievances among the Third Estate on the coming of the FrenchRevolution. The Third Estate was made up by the merchants, peasants, laborers, and the bourgeoisie. The bourgeoisie was the prominent class that were able to address the Third Estate grievances. The Third Estate’s grievances were unequal taxation, financial problems, and food scarcity.
One of the main grievances of the Third Estate were the high taxes. It became very difficult for the commoners to be able to pay forVIEW DOCUMENT
1386 words - 6 pagesThe FrenchRevolution
The FrenchRevolution, which began in 1789, is often seen as the dividing line between the early modern era and our own modern world.
· The system of Louis XIV broke down, and took with it to oblivion the ideological justification for monarchy and the hierarchical society of privilege that was the Old Regime.
· The short-lived First Republic of France had in the meantime created a new ideal of citizenship, a concept of national identity that has remained influential ever since.
· The Revolution was both a test run for democratic idealism and for the techniques of modern dictatorship.
This lecture will look at the collapse of the royal governmentVIEW DOCUMENT
1784 words - 7 pagesThe FrenchRevolution was a civil revolt that broke out in France against the absolute monarchy and the Roman Catholic Church, which lasted from 1789-1799. This resulted in the establishment of France as a republic, democratic government and caused the Roman Catholic Church’s necessity, as well as its power to be questioned. The FrenchRevolution ended the thousand-year rule of the monarchy in France and began when King Louis XVI gathered representatives from the 3 social groups called the Clergy, the Nobilities and the Commoners to solve a great national debt and economic crisis France was experiencing.
The American Revolution is believed to have greatly influenced the French, and mayVIEW DOCUMENT
2302 words - 9 pagesThe Frenchrevolution “broke” Europe. The whole world changed once the effects of the revolution spread through Europe. The series of events that followed the revolution because of the revolution shapes the world today. The general population (the 3rd estate) had enough of absolutism. King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette were unpopular. This resulted from multiple things including England humiliating France in the Seven Years War, rising food prices (Hart-Davis 302). They had also been the laughing stock of France due to the fact that they couldn’t have a child for years and Louis XIV was short and fat, not necessarily fitting the mold of a king. They didn’t like Marie AntoinetteVIEW DOCUMENT
1350 words - 5 pagesTaylor SicardGlobal HistoryOctober 25, 2014Mrs. HewsonFrenchRevolutionThe Frenchrevolution was a period of time when the people found changes that needed to be reformed in their government. The FrenchRevolution began in 1789 and ended in the late 1790's with the ascent of Napoleon Bonaparte. During this period, the French razed and redesigned their country's political landscape uprooting centuries old institutions like absolute monarchy. Like the American Revolution before it, the Frenchrevolution was influenced by Enlightenment ideas like popular sovereignty and inalienable rights. The people of France then seen thatVIEW DOCUMENT
1616 words - 6 pages“Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.” From 1789 onward, this was the basic guideline of the FrenchRevolution. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen, and the French Directory that correlates to the Napoleonic Code, established this statement of liberalism throughout Europe. These factors, combined with Napoleon’s beliefs in liberalism and unity, lead many European nations – including the Germanic and Italian states – to develop a strong sense of nationalism.
The FrenchRevolution was the beginning of not only French nationalism, but nationalism across Europe. Based off of Enlightenment thought, the passing of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen in 1789 was theVIEW DOCUMENT
1862 words - 7 pagesThe FrenchRevolution
Why was there a FrenchRevolution? This is a
question of continual interests not only to professors
and philosophers, but to everybody who takes an
interests in the history of the world. Genuinely,
therefore, it is also a subject of much contention. The
statement citing the fundamental cause of the FrenchRevolution as the collision between a powerful rising
Bourgeoisie and an ingrained aristocracy, defending its
privileges it had for centuries, has great relevance in
reiterating the great conflict of 1789. However, it was
the financial debt of the government, and the financial
crisis it caused, which was at root of the actual course
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