French Revolution - Denisa Wood

French Revolution - Denisa Wood

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  • Third Estate Problems (Storyboard By: Denisa Wood)
  • Give me your bread!
  • I wish I wasn't part of the third estate..
  •  Cutting Off the Government (Mrs. Sandlin's 4th Block)
  • I need to borrow some money.
  • No! the bank is not lending money to the government anymore, because of King Louis XVI.
  • National Assembly Demands
  • what is happening.??
  • We demand a change from the National Assembly and you will go to Paris!
  • The third Estate contained 97% of the people and 80% of them were poor. They had to steal from each other and start riots to survive.
  • Declaration of Rights
  • We finally made the Declaration of Rights.
  • France had economic problems and King Louis XVI inherited debt. He borrowed money for war from Britain, and this doubled the debt. Bankers stopped lending money to the government, which caused problems.
  • The Guillotine
  • Nooo...
  • Let's try this  Guillotine as a new form of execution!
  • Women rioted over bread and demanded it from the National Assembly. The anger was put on the king and queen, so they marched into the castle and demanded royal family went to Paris.
  • Legislative Assembly  (Consitution of 1791)
  • Under our new constitution, France is now a constitutional moarchy. 
  • Ok.. the Old Regime is of no more!
  • The National Assembly created the Declaration of Rights of man and of the citizens. Stated that "the men are born remain free and equal in rights." This also included freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
  • The guillotine was a new method of execution created back then, and was considered the most humane way of killing someone because it made everyone equal in death. It was used a lot during the Reigh of Terror.
  • In 1791, the National Assembly issued the consititution of 1791, which would reform france's government into a constitutional monarchy. The National Assembly changed into the Legislative Assembly. Under the new constitution, the king shared power with the legislative monarchy.
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