revolution p2

revolution p2

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  • Restrictions on Power
  • Okay, fine! If you stop I'll move to Paris and live with my family.
  • Formation of a New Government
  • Why can't I vote?
  • Louis Runs Away
  • Do you think they will recognize us?
  • Of course not! These disguises are brilliant!
  • King Louis XVI was scared of the 3rd estate's new power. He commanded for troops to come to Versailles and protect him. This made his subjects mad as they thought that he was trying to stop the revolution. In October, 7,000 women marched to Versailles and demanded bread. They broke into the palace. To placate the angry mob, he agreed to move back to Paris and live with his relatives in the Tuileries Palace. Church land was sold in order to pay off debt.
  • Intervention of Foreign Powers
  • We want bread!
  • If you hurt the French monarchs we will declare war!!
  • We want bread!
  • In 1791, the National Assembly finished the Constitution. They created a new legislative body- the Legislative Assembly. All men 25 years or older who payed taxes got the right to vote. The new constitution still had the monarchy but chucked out a lot of the king's power.
  • The End of the Monarchy
  • King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette feared for their personal safety, so they put on disguises and tried to run away. However, their plan backfire when they were recognized and brought back to Tuileries.
  • In 1792, Austria warned that if the French monarchs were to be harmed then they would declare war. Austria sent 50,000 troops to the French Border. Nervous but determined, the Legislative Assembly declared war. France's army was in no shape whatsoever and lost. Financial troubles caused everyone to start blaming the king.
  • On August 10, 1792, the French monarchy ended. A mob walked right up to the Tuileries Palace and killed all of the guards. Then, they forced their way inside and threw the royalty, now commoners, into prison. The Legislative Assembly voted to cease and instead made a new assembly, the National Convention, in charge.
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