The French Revolution: The Rise And Fall Of The French Revolution

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France in the 1770’s to the 1780’s was split into three different social classes. The first, being The Clergy . Second, the nobility. Third, being everyone else or the peasant social class. The entire French Revolution started simply with a famine and a greedy king. This revolution could have been completely avoided had there been one simple variable changed and the outcome could have saved a lot of lives. The french revolution happened to start because of the American Revolution and other wars and military spending. The two main causes of the lack of wealth in France was the kings Louis XV and Louis XVI along with the militaries profuse amount of spending. Since France didn 't have enough money to feed their people, their people decided…show more content…
Marie Antoinette was convicted by the Revolutionary Tribunal of high treason. Marie was executed by guillotine on the Place de la Révolution on October 16, 1793. The Declaration Of The Rights of man was published August 26, 1789 which was like the french version of the Declaration Of Independence but it was written specifically for France. This clearly stated, that there shall no longer be any kings or queens in France. However, Napoleon Bonaparte had different plans. Napoleon Bonaparte was a french statesman and military leader in the beginning of his life, but most importantly he was the first emperor of France. Napoleon conquered most of Europe in the early nineteenth century. Napoleon was born on the island of Corsica. He rose through the ranks of the military during the French Revolution very quickly and eventually decided he wanted France to be his.I n a 1799 coup d’état, he crowned himself emperor in 1804. Napoleon was a very successful military strategist and waged war against various coalitions of European nations and expanded his empire. However, Napoleon abdicated the throne two years later and was exiled to the island of Elba. In 1815, he briefly returned to power in his Hundred Days campaign. After losing The Battle of Waterloo, he abdicated once again and was exiled to the remote island of Saint Helena, where he died at the age of 51, and with that the entire French Revolution doomed to remain in history books for years yet to
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