The new monarchs of France- Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
Fall of the King
This is my King and Queen, but instead of helping the people they are starving us. I can't tell you the amount of people in my family that have already died.
Anybody want to help me? I can use all the help I can get!
I need a new grande hairstyle everyday, no matter the price.
Before the French Revoultion, the French governemnt was called the Old Regime. During this time France was set up in three levels-1st, 2nd, and 3rd estates. The 1st estate was made up of the RCC clergy, this was only one percent of the population. The 2nd estate was made up of nobility, this was only two percent of the population. Both 1st and 2nd estates did not have to pay any taxes. The 3rd estate was made up of peasants, artisans, bourgeoisie; this was ninety-seven percent of the population. They also paid all of the taxes.
Fall of the King
WE NEED TO FIX OUR GOVERNMENT. WE NEED NEW IDEAS
What about John Locke's ideas on equality?
Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette become King and Queen of France.
Beheading of the King
MY FRENCH PEOPLE, DON'T BE SAD.
Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette are not fit to on the throne. First Louis XVI was forced to become King. Then he is not good at making his own decisions, always heeding the help of others. Marie Antoinette was also not fit for the throne. She was selfish and self centered. She became known as Madame Deficit because put France into a large amount of debt.
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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MAN!
Due to his inablilty to rule, Louis XVI inadvertently started a revolution. During his reign, the French Revolution started. The Revolution got so severe they tried to harm the King and his family. Therefore, Louis XVI and his family wanted to flee to Austria but instead were captured for treason.
Here we have all of the gatherings for the revolution
Once being caught for treason , the King was tried and was found guilty. Due to his crime he must be beheaded. During this time many would be executed by a guillotine. Later, his wife was also excuated
Here my King is being killed. In my opinion I think he deserves it ; he made my family's and my life difficult
WE HAVE DONE NOTHING WRONG!
After the beheading of the King, Maximilien Robespierre comes into power. Robespierre were influenced by enlightenment ideas, and wanted to fix the way government had run before. However, these ideas did not work in his favor. During his time as dictator he use the guillotine over 20,00 times and his reign became known as the "Reign of Terror."
Here we have something I never hoped for. At this point I wish Louis XVI would come back from the dead.