French revolution test primary outline

French revolution - -Louis executed-Reign of Terror-Robespierre executed-Directory established-Napoleon seizes power Body III – War effect

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1) Discuss the various causes, major events, and aftermath of the French revolution. Consider: what conditions in France fostered the revolution (direct and indirect). What were the major political events of the war? how did the war effect society, and what was the ultimate outcome of it? Intro Thesis: Body I – Causes - National Bankruptcy - Rigid Social classes o Food shortages, high taxes, high unemployment, bad living standards - Enlightenment ideas - Success of the American Revolution Body II – Events - Tennis Court Oath - Storming of Bastille - Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen - Women’s March to Versailles - Louis Declares war on Austria - National Convention Declares France a Republic
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Unformatted text preview: -Louis executed-Reign of Terror-Robespierre executed-Directory established-Napoleon seizes power Body III – War effect society and outcome of revolution-Early defeats in war egged on the revolutionists.-Caused many up rises and civil unrest from shortage of grain and such-Rigid social classes began to merge-Introduction of Metric system and new calendar-Intensified French Nationalism-New Democratic Ideas-Social structure more equal yet still unbalanced-Used as an example for future revolutions-Eliminated feudal obligations and destroyed guilds to expand French industries.-...
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