French Revolution

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  • 1st Estate - Clergy
  • The Three Estates: three of the large social classes.
  • 2nd Estate - Rich Nobles
  • 3rd Estate - 98% of population
  • King Louis and Mary Aintionette made the kingdom go bankrupt with their lavish taste.
  • You are so selfish!
  • The French People started to become so fed up with the King and Queen that they wanted to start riots.
  • Leave our kingdom! We're better off without you!
  • 3rd Estate felt since they comprised of 98% of population they should start their own voting group: "The National Assembly"
  • This eliminated power of the crown.
  • "Reign of Terror" - several people beheaded including the Queen: over 30,000 people
  • Everything must go! No one will take my power away from me!
  • Robespierre sought to eliminate all traces of Monarchy.
  • He grew a huge ego.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte was voted in as leader in 1800. He gained people's trust by getting rid of public officials, setting up a national bank and even opening public schools for all children.
  • But then... He creates the Napoleonic Code which states that women could no longer sell property and restored slavery in France.
  • Hahahaha! I love power!
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