Western Civilization 1648 to the Present_Cruz_Date_031810

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Unformatted text preview: ← French Revolution Continued…. ← Storm of the Bastille on July 14 th , 1789 • Bastille was a jail and was a symbol of absolutism • Was a place where weapons were stored • Destroyed by French Mob ← August 4 • Abolition of Feudal Privileges o Seigneurial rights o The Church’s right to collect the tithe • Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen o August 20 th- 27 th , 1789 o Very similar to the United States’ Declaration of Independence o Right to property o Popular sovereignty o Fundamental freedoms: Speech and religion o Society of equal opportunity o Separation of powers o Inspired by American declarations and constitutional texts, and above all the ideas of many Enlightened thinkers such as John Locke, Montesquieu, Voltaire and Jean – Jacques Rousseau • The decrees of August 4 th and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen were such innovations that the king refused to sanction them ← October 5 th , 1789 • Mobs to Versailles o Tried to push the King to leave Versailles • The Revolution became more radical o The ceremony of planting of “trees of liberty” o Changed the Calendar ←...
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2010 for the course HIST 102 taught by Professor Semmel during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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