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Week One Notes: Enlightenment & Atlantic Revolutions

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Week One Notes: Enlightenment & Atlantic Revolutions HIST 1020

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Date Created: 01/21/16
Hist1020 Tuesday January 19, 2016 Middle of the 1700s­­­­­­ THE ENLIGHTENMENT  ­ Voltaire’s Candide (cultivate our own garden ) ­ John Locke Tabula rasa (Blank slate & experience)  Infinite potential + Reason = Human progress OR  Blank slate + Cultivating your garden = Enlightenment  The Enlightenment becomes political…. this is the Age of  Absolutism  Natural Rights: 1. Life 2. Liberty 3. Property Everyone is born with these rights ­ Spreading the Enlightenment   Salons (like book clubs)  Coffeehouses  The rise of Newspapers  The Limits of the Enlightenment  ­ Abolition (Jean­ Jacques Rousseau)  ­ Women’s Rights (Mary Wollstonecraft [1759­ 1797]) The Enlightenment  ­ Created a culture of questioning that will undermine the  authority of European rulers The Atlantic Revolutions  The American Revolution  ­ Seven Years War/ French and Indian War   1754­ 1763  $$$$$$$$$ (Expensive) ­ Paying for the War  Sugar Act (1764)­ sugar  Stamp Act (1765)­ paper products  Townshend Acts (1767)­ series of acts passed that taxed things  The Last Straw­ Tea Act (1773)­ tax on tea ­ Tar and Feathering   Punishment by colonists because of anger about taxes  ­ Boston Tea Party (1773)­ dumping of tea to rebel against  British government’s taxes  ­ The Shot Heard ‘Round the World!   Lexington & Concord ­ Thomas Paine Common Sense (1776) ­ Declaration of Independence (1776) ­ Treaty of Paris (1783)­ end of war ­ 1788: French enlightened by American Revolution Hist1020 Thursday January 21, 2016 The Atlantic Revolutions II ­ Louis XVI (1774­1792) ­ Financial crisis (much like England)  Seven Years War  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$  The American Revolution  ­ The 3 Estates  The First Estate­ Clergy  The Second Estate­ Nobility  The Third Estate­ Commoners ­ The Estates General   The only group that can change French tax law   Last time they were called to meet, 1614 when  absolutism was introduced  ­ Electing Representatives 1788­1789  Tax­ paying men 25 years or older were allowed to vote for their representatives  300 delegates for each Estate   Unfair advantage because nobility and clergy  have more equal representation than the  commoners   3  estate is 97% of population with 88% of that  being peasants ­ Meeting of the Estates­General: May 5, 1789   3  estate tries to hold separate meeting but are locked  out by Louis XVI, so they find an indoor tennis court to hold their meetings ­ Tennis Court Oath  “We swear never to separate ourselves from the  National Assembly, ad to reassemble whenever  circumstances require, until the constitution of the  realm is drawn up and fixed upon solid foundations.” ­ Storming of the Bastille (July 14, 1789)  Stealing weapons for the revolution   “They are there to free the prisoners” –Official  statement from National Assembly about the storming  of the bastille  Not against government, just want a constitution  RECAPPPPPPPPPPPPPP ­ Third Estate declared itself to be the National Assembly ­ Louis XVI responded by locking the Third Estate out of the  meeting ­ The Third Estate relocated to a nearby tennis court where its  members vowed to stay together and create a written  constitution for France ­ ?????? ­ Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen (August 1789)  Liberte, egalite, fraternite  “Representatives of the French people, organized as a  National Assembly, believing that the ignorance,  neglect, or contempt of the rights of man are the sole  cause of public calamities and of the corruption of  governments, have determined to set forth in a solemn  declaration the natural, unalienable, and sacred  rights of man, in order that this declaration, being  constantly before all the members of the Social body,  shall remind them continually of their rights and  duties”  ­ Women March to Versailles (October 1789)  Thousands of women go to Versailles to confront Louis XVI because of a lack of food   Mob orders King and family to move back to Paris and  out of Versailles country home so that citizens can keep an eye on the King  ­ Royal family spent next several years in the Tuileres Palace  as virtual prisoners   Try to sneak out of France by dressing like Third Estate in hopes that no one will notice  ­ Louis and Marie Flee to Varennes (June 1791) ­ Louis and Marie are recognized  Face recognized from picture on coin and apprehended  for trying to sneak out of country   Louis caught trying to flee to Austria to put together an  army to attack the people  ­ Trial of King Louis XVI (December 1792)  High Treason   After trial, Louis is only convicted by one individual  vote  ­ Constitution 1791  Fulfillment of the Tennis Court Oath   Limits power that King or any ruler of France has  ­ The National Assembly now becomes the Legislative  Assembly with the power to create laws ­ Execution of Louis XVI (January 1793)  Guillotine  Make a point to the public  ­ The end of French absolutism? (1793) ­ The First French Republic (1792­1804) ­ La Marseillaise—French national anthem  ­ The committee of Public Safety  Created to cease an internal rebellion in 1793 ­ Maximilien Robespierre (1758­1794)  Get rid of people who don’t agree with ideas of French  Revolution  ­ The Reign of Terror (July 1793­ July 1794)  Guillotine introduced for public execution  Marie Antoinette first in line  ­ The Guillotine   Intended as a more humane method of execution   Thousands guillotined during the French Revolution  ­ Marie Tussaud’s Death Masks   Ordered by French governing body to make wax masks  of murdered Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette (also  Maximilien Robespierre) ­ The end of Robespierre…   Sent to guillotine  ­ The Directory   Balance of power   5 people controlling   Doesn’t work  ­ Napoleon Bonaparte   March into Paris  Decide to take over since Directory failed so miserably   Coup d’etat in 1799 ­ Napoleon crowns himself emperor  ­ Meanwhile in Saint Dominque…  About 90% slave, 10% white Europeans ­ The importance of Saint Dominique  In 1789, Saint Domininque produced:  60% of the world’s coffee  40% of the world’s sugar ­ Code Noir (1685)  A slave who struck his or her master, his wife, mistress  or children would be executed  Masters may chain and beat slaves but may not torture  nor mutilate them  Masters who killed their slaves would be punished  ­ Toussaint L’Ouverture (1743­ 1803) ­ Haitian Revolution (1791­ 1804) ­ The Creation of Haiti  Not called Saint Dominique because that was name  given by French, Haiti was what natives called it  ­ An Independent Haiti (January 1, 1804)  1  Black Republic in World st  1  Independent Nation in Latin America  2  Independent Nation in Western Hemisphere  Battle of Vertieres ­ Haitian Constitution (1805)  Article 1: Haiti is free country  Article 2: Slavery is forever abolished  Article 3: Equality 


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