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Contents Page 1
Timeline 2
Brainstorm 3
Overview Page 4
Question 1: What were the main causes of the French Revolution? 5
Question 2: How did the French monarchy react to the Revolution? How was he removed from power? 7
Question 3: How did the French Revolution affect the rest of Europe at the time? What were the responses of other governments to this uprising? 9
Question 4: How did the French Revolution affect our world today? 11
Question 5: How do French people feel about the French Revolution today? 13
What I Learnt about Presentation and Research Skills 14
References 15



Overview Page

The French Revolution was a revolution in France from 1789 to 1799. It led to the end of the monarchy political …show more content…

The government was known to be corrupt and there was a major gap in wealth. While the monarchy and nobility were very well off, lower classes were taxed highly and starving, and the country was close to bankruptcy. The king, Louis XVI, was becoming extremely unpopular, due to his extravagant spending and lack of contact with the public. People were becoming more and more discontent with the way the country was being run – people wanted change.
In 1789, the people had had enough and a large group of the lower- and middle-class citizens formed a power struggle and declared itself a "National Assembly" that was representative of the people. Louis attempted to shut down the National Assembly, but on June 20 its members declared that they would not disband until they had written a new constitution for France that would have a new political system and a fair government.
The revolution lasted from 1789 until 1799. The Revolution overthrew the monarchy, established a republic, and experienced violent periods of political chaos. However, it finally culminated in a dictatorship by Napoleon in 1804. The revolution was over, spanning 10 years and costing 40,000

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