execution of king louis

execution of king louis

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  • In King Louis XVI's rule, he put France deep in debt, hoarded money and resources, taxed the 3rd Estate, and put the country in ruin with his poor ruling. Louis was officially imprisoned for attempting to escape France. During this time, his wife, Marie Antoinette was jailed in a different location and their children were taken away and abused by revolutionaries. While all of this was happening, the French monarchy was officially abolished. Do you think King Louis XVI felt any remorse for his actions?
  • King Louis XVI was put on trial and was convicted for treason and for being a traitor to France. The people decided that because the king was guilty of betraying his country, he should suffer the death of a traitor. They believed that the only way that the revolution could win was if the king's life was ended. Many were in attendance and were all content with the outcome. Was King Louis XVI's sentence just?
  • King Louis XVI was executed  January 21, 1793 at 10:22 am. Before his execution, he attempted to give a speech but was drowned out by the sound of drums and the crowd yelling. His hair was then chopped off, which was customary for this form of execution. He was killed by guillotine and the people rejoiced. His death was attended by countless citizens. How do you think the revolution would have changed if Louis was not executed?
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