French Revolution

Main

Restless

1700

in the middle of the 1700's the people started to question the church's and the kings authority.(People feel restless and held down by unacceptable restrictions in society, religion, the economy & gov

Debt

1756

France is in debt becuase of previous wars. (the government is unnable to get support to save itself.)(gov. cannot organize its finances.. is going bankrupt and or taxing unjustly)

social classes

1789

the french revolution started and the people started to categorize themselves into 3 classes. the clergy, landowning nobility,& poor peasant farmers.(people are beginning to think of themselves as class)

camille

1789

Camille Desmoulins after betrayal stirred the people towards violence. (the scholars give up on the way their society operates)

Estates

1789

louis promised 600 representitives for the third estate nobility and clergy would have 300 each. nobility clergy was dressed in fine clothes while the others were not.(people werehopeful for future..)

Riot

1789

peasants riot against nobles with land because of shortage of food (the social classes closest to each other are most hostile)(gov. doesn't respond to needs of society)

king

1792

convention found king guilty of treason for plotting with enemy.(the leaders of the gov. and ruling class begin to doubt themselves. some join the opposing teams)