civpaper4 - Bryan Simmons World Civ 1112 Paper 4 The French...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Bryan Simmons World Civ 1112 2/15/2008 Paper 4 The French Revolution (1789 to 1799) is considered by many to be one of the most violent, radical, and successful revolutions. The factors leading up to this event were many and diverse, but some of the most significant were: a huge national debt, and because of that, overzealous taxation, the sequestering of the nobility at Versailles, high unemployment and high food price, failure to adopt the potato as a crop, and the adoption of the enlightenment ideas of the time. The people came to hate Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette and decided to take things into their own hands. Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette were a subject of public outrage. The people were starving, the nobility was imprisoned at Versailles, and the country of France was virtually bankrupt. This anger towards the rulers of the time are made evident by such paintings as “Marie as a Serpent” and “Louis as a Pig”. Louis began trying to rectify the countries monetary difficulties, and in the process, a
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 05/14/2008 for the course HIST 1112 taught by Professor Murray during the Spring '08 term at University of North Georgia- Dahlonega.

Page1 / 2

civpaper4 - Bryan Simmons World Civ 1112 Paper 4 The French...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online