The French Revolution

The French Revolution

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  • This is one of my favorite Enlightenment ideas.
  • Did you know there where four governments of the French Revolution?
  • ENLIGHTENMENT IDEAS: Third, the new political and social values in society. Diderot declared that “man has only one duty: to be happy.” The Enlightenment thinkers’ goal was to apply rational analysis to all areas.
  • We are the most important people of the French Revolution.
  • ENLIGHTENMENT IDEAS: Fourth, public opinion. The idea that there is a clear difference between public life and private life appeared. State authority together with administrative organization were considered forms of public authority.
  • I can't believe how many consequences there were.
  • The national assembly was the first government of the French revolution it was created in 1789-1791. It was created by the third estate because they were mad about the unfair tax laws.
  • PRINCIPAL ACTORS: Louis XVI (King of France), Marie Antoinette (Queen of France, wife to Louis XVI), Jean Paul Marat (Owned the newspaper, "The Friend of the People" which helped spread Republican ideas.
  • CONSEQUENCES: All privileged classes were abolished. Capitalism became the new economic system. Slavery was abolished in all French colonies. In 1792, all non-propertied classes (workers, peasants, artisans) were given equal political rights. Social equality and Socialism became popular ideas.
  • CONSEQUENCES: Revolutionary France then proceeded to go through many different governments, many of which were despotic and dictatorial. After the revolution and the Napoleonic wars. Feudalism was destroyed.
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