The French Revolution

The French Revolution

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  • King Louis tried to change their minds with some democratic reforms but they were shut down and the revolution was put into action.
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  • Were not leaving until there is a new government!
  • In 1789, a large mob of the people and some rebel French soldiers attacked The Bastille. It was a royal prison and one of the things that represented the kings power. They captured it quickly and paraded through the streets with the governor's head. 
  • The Government is oblivious to our problems. We shall march to Versailles and declare our rights in person!
  • The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen was a document similar to the Declaration of Independence. It was passed in 1790 by the National Assembly. It outlines the idea of equality for all people and their beliefs and restricts the governments power. It also gave everybody the title of citizen. 
  • This document has been passed and is now in effect!
  • The King, now called citizen Louis Capet, was tried for his actions and found guilty by the court. He was executed by the guillotine on January 21, 1793 by the radical Jacobins. His wife was executed in October of that year.
  • I hereby sentence thee to execution.
  • During the reign of terror, Robespierre ruled like a dictator sending anyone who opposed him or his views to the guillotine. He passed laws to help with the arrest of any opposition and to let him take control of food speculators businesses and guillotine them. He also executed his fellow radicals Danton and Marat. He finally fell when he tried to commit suicide and was arrested and executed. The reign of terror killed 37000 people but it is finally over.
  • Burn it to the ground and arrest all the residents for the guillotine!
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