11. The French Revolution

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11. The French Revolution I. The Four Revolutions a. Things to think about a.i. attitudes towards the “other” a.i.1. can there be a loyal opposition? a.ii. What is the response to the “new” a.ii.1. People embrace the new a.ii.2. However, people have no idea what to do with the “new”; a big change will result in a conservative backlash. a.iii. Role of religion a.iii.1. Is it playing a major role in political decision making? a.iv. Where is political authority vested? a.v. What are people’s rights? a.vi. What are people’s responsibilities? a.vii. What is the dynamic between tradition and change? b. Revolt of the Aristocracy (1786 – 1788) b.i. Louis XVI (king of France, 1774 – 1791; “king of the French” 1791 – 1792, executed 1793) b.i.1. The French Revolution began as a tax revolt; he was trying to reverse the bankruptcy of the King. b.i.2. Needed to find new ways to tax the government (only the 3 rd estate paid taxes). Proposed a land-based tax on the nobility and the clergy.
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course HIST 103g taught by Professor Harkness during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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