major events and people that helped cause the french revolution
The sun King's rule was noted for spending huge amounts of money on the palace at Versailles, expensive unsuccessful, wars
The wars had gone for seven years between everyone and finally stopped in 1763
The American were democratic in their views and had made a point of protecting the freedoms of the individual, which were outlined in the American declaration of independence
The oath was a pledge signed by 567 out of the 577 members from the third estate, and a few members of the 1st estate
Major events of the French revolution
Organized into three estates, respectively: the clergy, the nobility, and the rest of France
Crowds of women meeting in Paris decided to march to Versailles to meet the king
Nobles and illiterates, and serfs were still a major part of french life
A mob attacked the royal prison and fortress, and they killed the governor.
It was a law passed on during the French Revolution, that subordinated the roman catholic church in France to the state.
On the 20 June 1791, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, their children and closest servants fled Paris in secret, hoping to reach the Luxembourg border and to join the Austrian troops there. Unfortunatley they only made it as far as the small town of Varennes.
He was found guilty of treason
Marie Antoinette was convicted of treason and sentenced to be guillotined. On October 16, 1793
The years of oppressive monarchy rule was finally brought to an end with the execution of the King and the establishment of France as a republic. In this new republic the Church was stripped of its authority and was to have nothing to do with the politics of the country.
Robespierre destroyed all oppostion to the government and made sweeping changes in France; the metric system was introduced, a revolutionary calendar, the army was more efficient, and new school and universities were set up to educate the population,
As France grew stronger people started to fear a dictatorship by Robespierre. Robespierre then tried to condem more people, he himself was also condemned. After he failed to shoot himself, he was arrested and sent to the guillotine with his closest friends.
This is the end of the revolution as a middle class government is established where only people who own property can vote pg,85
The last phase of the revolution changes the government back to the way it used to be.