French Revolution (Part 2)

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  • Women's March on Versailles
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man
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  • Reign of Terror
  • In October 1789 thousands of women rioted against the rising prices of bread. They had marched Versailles with knives, axes, and other gruesome weapons. King Louis had eventually agreed to meet their demands and never saw the palace again.
  • Execution of Louis XVI and Marie Anoinette
  • On August 26, 1789 the Declaration of the Rights of Man was adopted by the National Assembly. It was the first step of writing a new constitution for France and was influenced by the United States' Declaration of Independence.
  • Rise of Napoleon
  • This was what the time was called when Maximillien Robspiere had ruled France. He had orderd about 40,000 people to be executed in attempt to scare the enemies of the Revolution but ended up killing many leaders and supporters of the Revolution. In this time the guillotine proved to be an efficient way of executing.
  • Fall Of Napoleon
  • The once noble king and queen of France were now lining up for the guillotine and paying for their bad decisions. They had died by the same contraption that had killed thousands of others.
  • One of the most famous emperors ever, Napoleon Bonaparte was a great military tactician and ruled France from 1799-1815, directly after the French Revolution. He had created lycees, signed the concordat, introduced the Napoleonic Code, sold the Louisiana Territory, and won many important battles which expanded France's land more than ever.
  • In 1812, Napoleon had ruled nearly every part of land in Europe except for Britain, Portugal, Sweden, and the Ottoman Empire. But then things started to turn on him. There were devastating casualties in the Russia campaign, he had lost the Battle of Trafalgar, and finally he was exiled which became the beginning of the Congress of Vienna and the fall of Napoleon.
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