History project
Updated: 3/11/2020
History project

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  • I blame King Louis XVI!!!
  • There was a widespread of discontent with the French monarchy and the poor economic policies of King Louis XVI,
  • Not only were the royal coffers depleted, but two decades of poor harvests, drought, cattle disease and skyrocketing bread prices had kindled unrest among peasants and the urban poor.
  • Help....
  • Many expressed their desperation and resentment toward a regime that imposed heavy taxes – yet failed to provide any relief – by rioting, looting and striking.
  • Hand over the money!
  • The French Monarchy was abolished and the French Republic was established
  • On January 21, 1793, it sent King Louis XVI, condemned to death for high treason and crimes against the state, to the guillotine. His wife Marie-Antoinette suffered the same fate nine months later.
  • On November 9, 1799, as frustration with their leadership reached a fever pitch, Bonaparte staged a coup d’état, abolishing the Directory and appointing himself France’s “first consul.”
  • I'm in charge now