french revolution

french revolution

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  • New ideas are form in the Enlightenment, mainly by Rousseau and Voltaire. The began demanding for equality, liberty, and democracy
  • The third estate or the national assembly passed laws to reform the people of france. Their task was to end the rule of monarchy and start the beginning of a representative government.
  • The people in paris were afraid that Louis was building a military to take down the national assembly, so the people decided to storm the Bastille because that is where all the gun powder was stored
  • The Great fear was then introduced because nobles heard rumors that people were getting payed to terrorize the peasants. In order to stop these terrorist the peasants armed themselves and stormed the queen and king and demand that they leave paris and that the national assembly take place.
  • In September 1791, the national assembly completed the constitution that limited the monarch's power. Legislature body of the constitution was the legislative assembly and it had the power to create laws and approve or reject declaration of war.
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  • In July 1794, people of the national convention feared for their safety and demand for Robespierre's head. As soon as his head was chopped off by the Guillotine, the Great Terror ended.
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