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French Revolution- Kip Morgan
2 Oct 2017
-King Louis XIV had a long and harsh rule over France being the first king to live outside pairs
-The cost of living and food began to rise in france due to bad harvests
King louis XV had a long and glorious rule over france that started the people on questioning they leadership in France.
-In the 1780’s harvests had plagued France causing for the price of bread to rise. All this happened while the king, Louis XVI, Slept outside paris in the palace of versaille not knowing what was happening to his country
Most of the major things happened in 1789. The clergy still didn’t have to pay taxes and all the while income taxes rose and ½ of it went to paying for france’s massive Debt. On top of this one of the worst famines in history was happening. All of this allowed for king louis to call an estate General which the third estate was kicked out of, so they formed the national assembly and took the tennis court oath.
One of the first violent acts in the French Revolution as a factory owner threatens to lower wages while income tax rises.
The people finally revolt against the government as threats of royal troops coming into paris. As a result the people of Paris attack the Bastille destroying the prison to get weapons and gunpowder. The national assembly condoned the actions of the people
Olympe De Gouges demands equal rights for women in her declarations of the rights of women In 1791 the limited monarchy also stated to take effect
The women in paris catch wind that Marie Antoinette was hoarding grain, so they stormed the palace of versailles forcing the royal family to move to Paris
Reign Of Terror Begins
Reign Of Terror Ends Before the Directory
As time went on in france people started get tired of all the blood shed and famine. This was the start of a push to stop extremism.
Though France did fall back into a monarchy the time period that Neophilia was in command of France is considered the end of the french revolution
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