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The French Revolution Essay

  • Submitted by: Hasri1
  • on June 3, 2014
  • Category: History
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The French Revolution
The Beginnings of the Revolutionary Era
1.        The American Revolution
a.        The War for Independence
b.       A New Nation
c.        Impact on Europe
2.        Background to the French Revolution
a.        Class Grievances
b.       Social Structure of the Old regime
c.        First and Second Estates
d.       Third Estate
e.        Problems for the Monarchy
The French Revolution
1.        Estates General to National Assembly
a.        The National Assembly
b.       Common People
2.        The Destruction of the Old Regime
a.        The Declaration of the Rights of man and the Citizen
b.       The Church
c.        A New Constitution
3.        The Radical Revolution
a.        Execution of the King
b.       A Nation at War
c.        The Committee of Public Safety
d.       Reign of Terror
e.        The "Republic of Virtue"
4.        The Directory
a.        Consulship (1799-1804)
b.       Emperor (1804-1815
c.        Napoleon's Domestic Policy
i.         Concordat with the Church
ii. Napoleonic Code
iii Napoleon's Administration
d.       Napoleon's Empire and Europe's Response
e.        Elba, Waterloo, and St. Helena
American Revolution
   The significance of the American Revolution 1776
   Many French soldiers fought in the Revolutionary War
   Ideals were taken to France by soldiers who belived in themMarquis de Lafayette returned home from America with love of liberty and firm republican convictions
   French intellectuals and publicists engaged in analysis of constitutions of U.S. and other states
Liberty and Equality
  * Political revolutionaries were fueled by the ideas of liberty and equality
  * Liberty was a call for human rights
Liberals protested governmental controls:
a) an end to censorship
b) freedom of religion
c) freedom of speech and expression
  * Equality meant all citizens were equal with the nobility having no extra rights

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