Evidences The French revolution start off with giving more power and control to the Third Estate or the lower classes of France. The French revolution started in 1789. The Third Estate made up most of France 's population including: lower, middle and working class. The First and Second were the delegates and nobility. The prison, Bastille, was stormed by an angry mob that feared that attacks might occur.
By 1824 King Louis XVIII was succeeded by his Brother Charles X whom also assumed absolute power and created new laws restricting the rights of the citizens. He attempted to overthrow the parliament when elections didn 't end in his favor, rid the citizens of the right to vote and rejected Frances constitution. It was these actions that caused Frances initial revolution in 1830, the people demanded more rights and made it so that Charles X would be the last Monarch with absolute power. However, 18 years later many of Frances citizens were still terribly unhappy with their government King Louis Philippe was extremely corrupt, many people were still unable to vote, a major recession made it so that many citizens were barely able to eat. Despite all of this, the revolution of 1848 in France didn 't gain much traction until King Louis Philippe refused to expand the industrial and baking franchises.
Throughout 1789 the French people both men and women took part in a violent revolution, in cities, towns and villages all over France the French people decided to change the way they lived as they were not happy with their current living conditions. There were 2 main prevalent causes that fueled the Revolution and these were political and social issues. Social issues being the poverty amongst third estate members due to unfair taxation as well as the injustice hierarchy of the three estates and the political issues being that anyone could be arrested for any length of time and the rule of the divine right of kings. In France at the time, the law said that there were three estates. In the first estate were the clergy, these were the people who made a living by working in the Church.
The French, not at all like the Haitian slaves, were under a legislature as nationals and were trying to overthrow their current government. In doing so, they wanted to create a new government where they had rights that could settle their social needs as well as repair the damages caused by the war and decrease France’s debt. France was going through an internal battle because for 175 years the estates general wasn’t in session and when it was in session in 1789, King Louis XVI asked for more money but locked out the third estate. The third estate had no voice, rights and were just poor peasants suffering from having to pay 40% tax. Louis XVI was the king of France and thusly was considered in charge of its monetary emergency and the disparity of the French society.
The extravagant spending of King Louis XVI and his predecessor, France’s costly involvement in the American Revolution, poor cereal harvests for nearly two decades, drought, cattle disease and as already stated, sky rocketing bread prices . On July 14, 1789, rioter stormed the Bastille fortress in an attempt to obtain weaponry. The wave of revolutionary fervour and widespread hysteria quickly swept the countryside. ‘Revolting against years of exploitation, peasants looted and burned the homes of tax collectors,
The Tyranny of Maximilien Robespierre Beginning in 1793, a one-year period called the Reign of Terror took place in the midst of the French Revolution. The political parties, the Jacobins and the Girondins, conspired in order to overthrow the French monarchy. This period is characterized by the harsh rulers who issued tens of thousands of official death sentences. These rulers were considered tyrants known for their oppressive and selfish rule. One of the most controversial rulers was Maximilien Robespierre, a leader of France’s National Convention who was known for his widespread use of the guillotine and radical political notions over France to guarantee that all French citizens were true supporters of the Revolution.
Terrorism is the climate of fear that a political group attempts to instill in a society in order to create insecurity among the general population and often do this using acts of violence. The FLQ robbed banks, bombed landmarks and Anglophone symbols such as mailboxes, the home of Montreal 's mayor Jean Drapeau, and the Montreal Stock Exchange, and kidnapped the British Trade commissioner James Cross but it wasn 't until the kidnapping of Quebec 's Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte that Trudeau would finally have to turn to drastic measure, which was calling in the War Measures Act. In 1914, Canada adopted the War Measures Act, which assigns emergency powers to the federal government when it perceives a real or suspected threat of war, invasion, or insurrection, which in an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government, and this act also suspends people 's civil rights. These civil rights include, amongst other things the right to be protected against unwarranted or arbitrary arrests, detentions, searches and seizures, and the right to
Though the beginning of French revolution was just a movement for government reforms, but later it twisted ferocious that leaded to the abolition of monarchy and execution of King Louis XVI. To resolve the monarch’s financial crisis, the estate general was called by King Louis XVI on May, 1789. The member of the third estate made their own national assembly fearing to bear the financial burden, and pledged Tennis Court Oath, and decided to remain there until a new constitution has been made. In addition, July 14, 1789, angry people of France, saw bastille a place to vent their frustration and marquis De Launay along with his troop found no option else then to surrender to the mob. After coming to know about the fall of the Bastille, King Louis XVI removed the imperial troops from the French capital and brought back finance minister Jacques Necker However, he could no longer converse the Revolution, while the National Assembly (from July 9 formally called the National Constituent Assembly) became de facto the French
The Jacobins divided all people between good and bad, honest and wicked. The lower classes, who suffered from exploitation and tyranny, were the good and honest people, and upper classes were the bad and corrupt ones. Their rule started the darkest period of the French Revolution ------- aristocrats and their associates were murdered, food shortages and costly wars happened, and even the taxation system barren. These experiences under monarchial rule had made the people thought and fought for egalitarianism, in which democracy is best suited. Democracy is looked as the end of everyone
Macbeth started off as a valiant and courageous soldier, who would do anything for the king. By the end of the play, Macbeth was a tyrant and a horrible leader who killed those who trusted him to maintain the throne. It takes many factors to take a strong man and transform him into an evil monster. Macbeth’s downfall was caused by the deception and temptation of the witches and their prophecies, Lady Macbeth’s greed and aspirations for her husband to be king, and Macbeth’s own greed, jealousy and ambition. The witches played a colossal role in Macbeth’s downfall and ultimately, his death.
Many of those who abjured [gave up] their Protestant religion repented of their weakness.”(Doc 3) This demonstrates that the removal of the Edict of Nantes drove people insane because it granted the people France substantial rights, however when the rights were removed by Louis XIV people became infuriated, which is another reason to why the French Revolution occurred. Fundamentally, the actions that Louis XIV took had a great impact towards his people. His actions ultimately led the people of France initiate the French Revolution, which left France and its people in a vulnerable
In the background of the portrait, the prison of Bastille, a symbol of the old regime still stands. In July of 1789, the Bastille was stormed by both men and women to obtain gunpowder and weapons, and was later demolished, destroying a symbol of oppression. Its shows the fearful faces of the nobility, and the clergy as the Third Estate consisted of about 98% of the population. With the shortages of food and economic depression, violence became more prevalent as peasants revolted and attacked the homes of their lords destroying documents of their dues freeing them of their oppressive contacts. This became known as the Great Fear and inspired the National Assembly to abolish
They had to send a petition to the government of France asking to receive citizenship and as a result of this, mixed race people began to get attacked and murdered by white people. This stood out as even when simply asking for citizenship and basic rights, free Black and mixed race people still got attacked. The next scene that stood out was at around 18:46 where the documentary talked about slaves rebelling against their masters. The slaves poisoned, stabbed, and ultimately killed their masters. This scene stood out since I found it incredible how the amount of slaves rebelling grew from one thousand to twenty thousand in order to retaliate with the same amount of violence that the masters used on them.
Although any of the treaties passed Parliament, but one that did was called the Olive Branch Petition. When the petition was brought to King George, he was very angered; moreover, the colonists believed that his taxes were unfair. He then declared soon after that all colonists to be traitors and should be put to death posthaste. Tensions had been growing for years between the two countries, but the King’s decision to list all colonists’ traitors angered them so much they decided to create their own kind of government. This scared Britain to the point of attempting
This was a major contribution to the defeat of the Aztecs. Killing thousands of people, whether they themselves or the citizen from their neighboring cities, this evidently couldn’t be good for the society. By giving sacrifices to god from their own people, was rapid, causing their population to substantially decrease, on top this, the ritual led to the hatred of other surrounding people. The powerful city of Tlaxcala was one of them. Many of their own soldiers have been killed and sacrificed, this rage of anger led the Tlaxcala to join the army of the Spaniards, which ultimately created a powerful force.