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HIST150 The French Revolution

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HIST150 The French Revolution History 150

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These notes cover The French Revolution, which was covered during the Winter 2016 school year at Ball State University
The West in the World
Dr. Malone
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the french revolution, Three Estates, National Assembly, Tennis Court Oath, The National Convention, Reign of Terror
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Date Created: 02/21/16
HIST150 The French Revolution 1789-1799 3 Aspects • Ordinary people entered the political l scene and influence the course of events • Reforms base on Enlightenment ideology • The emergence of nationalism Background • Louis XVI: Absolute monarch in a state on the verge of financial collapse, convened the Estates General in May of 1789 – tax reform • EstatesGeneral: a representative body that has not met since 1614, was made up of Three Estates : Clergy, Nobility, Commoners (98% of the pop.) • (TQ) Relationship between the Three Orders: Third estate is carrying the weight of the other two Estates (photo). Inequality built into the system made contention. • May 1789: The Estates General met at Versailles; didn’t do anything b/c of a dispute over the vot ing procedure; GRIDLOCK ****The First Steps in the Revolution • June 17 – the Third Estate declared itself the National Assembly • June 20 – the Tennis Court Oath – members of the National Assembly swore an oath to stay together until France had a constitution • ****July 14 – THE STORMING OF THE BASTILLE . Peasants broke in there and got guns to protect themselves. • Louis changed his mind of calling out the troops rd • TQ The 3 Estate Awakens (photo) The Enlightenment and R eforms of the National Assembly • Declaration of the rights of man and of the citizen (Aug. 1789) o Many points inspired by Enlightenment thinkers John Locke, Voltaire, etc. • New Penal Code: Dr. Joseph Guillotine’s proposal: any person convicted of a crime punishable by death would be decapitated • Created a constitutional monarchy ; Legislative Assembly elected, constitutional monarchy War, Regicide, and Nationalism, 1792 -1795 • Louis XVI unsuccessful attempt to flee France; Rulers of Austria and Prussia invited other European monarchs to use force to reestablish the monarchy in France o King is swine (photo) • France declared war on Austria and Prussia (April 1792) • By September, The National Convention; it abolished the monarchy and declared France a REPUBLIC o Robespierre and members of the Jacobin Cl ub: “Liberty, equality, and fraternity” • Jan 1793: EXECUTION of Louis XVI – regicide o Other European countries joined a collation against France o Committee of Public Safety, 12 men, absolute power, Spring 1793 § Controlled by Robespierre and members of the Jacobin Club (political club) *****Developments that Reflect the emergence of Nationalism • Committee of Public Safety issued a universal mobilization decree o Wanted young men, wives, women, and children, and also old men to do their share • Army numbered 1,169,000 – NEW KIND OF ARMY o Nations army, not King’s army o The citizens is born, lives, and dies for the fatherland • Patriotic march – “The Marseillaise” o The national anthem in 1795 • The appearance of Marianne as the symbol of the French Republ ic o Rooster: People of France o Bare breasted: Nurturing o Carpenters level: equality • Reign of Terror: Sept. 93’-July 94’ o Guillotine c. 40,000 people killed (named after its cheap promoter) o Used until 1981 when France abolished the death penalty


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