The Natural World and the French Revolution0001

The Natural World and the French Revolution0001 - Elizabeth...

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Elizabeth Levin SID: 810-14-8948 HIST 1020 Throughout history the environment or the natural world has always played an integral part in human life. The effects of the natural world during the late 17 th century gave rise to what Revolution and led to changes in French culture, politics, economy, and society. ~e Little Ice Age, lasting from 1350-1850 (S. Kent), allowed for longer winters and
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I peasants reacted to their current circumstances. The "Bread Riots," as they became called, set / equality before the law, the abolition of PriVile~es \~ed on birth, free~om of religiO~' and freedom of thought" (S. K. Kent Ch.3) was wntten.\llowever, as the king refused 10 unplement the declaration another drought hit, again sending the peasantry into a panic. Instead of the
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Declaration being implemented the National Assembly began working on a constitution that would establish a constitutional monarchy, create a legislative assembly, reform the Catholic Church, and unify the citizens of France under a single rule oflaw (S. K. Kent Ch. 3). These famines helped push the French government forward by forcing them to take action to help their citizens. These political and societal changes significantly affected many forms of people's lives. No longer was the church such a deciding force in day to day functions such as punishment and marriage. The country of France became unified under the state, rather than the church or individual provinces or towns and one national language was chosen. Steps such as these had never been taken before and while they were still a far way from democracy they were "" a start in that direction. As the new reforms of the constitution began to take hold, the king and those loyal to him were unpleased with the direction that France was heading in. The Second Revolution and the Reign of Terror which arose from the "traitorous" acts of King Louis amounted in great instability that allowed Napoleon to rise to power and eventually claim himself as "Emperor of \, France." Napoleon successfully brought the country together by creating and enforcing one I uniform code of law "The Napoleonic Code" and ending the religious conflict that had been
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2009 for the course HIST 1020 taught by Professor Vavara during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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