Explain The Four Phases Of The French Revolution

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In this paper I discuss the four phases of the French revolution and how they influenced one and other, these phases consist of The National assembly/ The Constitutional Monarchy, The Reign of Terror, The Directory, and the Age of Napoleon. The First phase of the French revolution is the National assembly or Constitutional Monarchy. "Constitutional monarchy, system of government in which a monarch shares power with a constitutionally organized government. The monarch may be the de facto head of state or a purely ceremonial leader. The constitution allocates the rest of the government 's power to the legislature and judiciary." (T. E. Britannica, Directory (French History))The Constitutional Monarchy lasted from 1789 to 1791 it was a revolutionary assembly formed by the Third Estate also known as the common people. It was formed to deal with some of Frances financial problems but without the king 's permission. They claimed their laws were in the king 's interest. King Louis XVI was outraged by the actions of the Third Estate and he ordered them to separate and closed their meeting place, but the National Assembly just met …show more content…

Phase four the final phase is The Age of Napoleon this phase went from 1799 to 1815. Napoleon emerged as the first counsel of France. Napoleon promised the nation everything they wanted and with the help of his brother, Napoleon overthrew the government and they set up Napoleon as the First Consul. By 1802 he had accumulated enough power to declare himself the emperor of France. France received new laws called the Code of Napoleon allowing Freedom of worship. Napoleon rooted out corruption, the downside of this France was always at war. Napoleon fought for land and France never stopped warring he wanted to take over Brittan, but it was just out of reach for him. So, he tried to invade Russia with six thousand men, Russia retreated but while burning Frances crops as they left, with this loss to Napoleon he slowly fell off his pedestal as

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