From the monarchy being overthrown and the royal family’s execution to Maximilien Robespierre and Napoleon taking over. France went from being a country severely in debt to being one of the most powerful empires in Europe. But for every rise there must be a fall. A rebellion is an act of violence or open resistance to an established government or ruler. But what causes a rebellion and eventually revolution?
The role that King Louis XIV plays in Tartuffe, although not a character himself, affects the whole outcome of the play. King Louis XIV was an absolute monarch and was responsible for restoring order in society. The age of reason, 1660-1805, was a time to restore order while finding humor in those who stray away from order. King Louis was responsible for ensuring the safety and order of the country, and we come to learn that his power spreads much further than suspected. By divine right and being an offstage presence, King Louis XIV has the ability to control and assist everyone, whether it is warranted or not.
In Document A, there is a map showing the land Napoleon conquered for France, Napoleon and his military conquered a lot of land for France and it even explains in Document B that Napoleon conquered so much land because he wanted to eliminate the tyrants of other countries to better the lives of people under their rule. Napoleon cared about the happiness and well being of others. In Document E the Napoleonic Code explains “All Frenchmen shall enjoy civil rights.” During the Reign of Terror and the Revolution Frenchmen had no civil rights and had no protection from the government. Napoleon reintroduced civil rights to France after their rights had been taken away from them. Document C explains that Napoleon believed in better education for France and thought better education would help create a stronger military.
King Louis XVI was the ruler at the start of the revolution. The French Republic was created at the National Convention in September 1792. This eliminated the absolute monarchy but to make it official the revolutionaries decided to execute the king by guillotine. “The execution of the king created new enemies for the revolution, both at home and abroad” (Spielvogel). This quote shows the destruction this had on France.
The people living under King Louis XVI’s rule were beginning to to revolt against him for living his lavish lifestyle that they could never possibly afford. This anger caused 900 Persians to travel to the Bastille, ready to fight against the rise in bread prices which were higher than they had ever been. There was also a rumor spreading around that French soldiers were on their way to the Bastille. They also heard that there were many weapons inside the Bastille. After hearing this, they found a way to open the drawbridge and storm into the building.
He organized the United States’ first lending library and volunteer fire department. The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5 1770. There was a patriot mob who were throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks at British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizens. The riot began when about 50 citizens attacked a British sentinel.
Britain repealed the orders in Council in June of 1812, but by that time Madison already asked Congress for a declaration of war. The Napoleonic Wars, which was led by Napoleon Bonaparte, had a huge effect on the world as it effected US economic position, and led to the Louisiana Purchase and wars. The Louisiana Purchase was the United States’ fifteen million dollar acquisition of 828,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River from France. The Louisiana Territory represented a major westward expansion of the United States. It not only
Napoleon longed to be the glue that needed to be put in place in order for the country to strive. Napoleon was indeed a product of the french revolution.. Napoleon gained his power as a successful military leader, and his reputation from the many battles that he won. (Document 1)After the death of King louis XVI the peasants revolted against the very disliked committee of public safety, who ruled france for nearly a year after louis’s death( Notes 2/28/17), Napoleon stepped up and guided them. After overthrowing the committee of public safety he was elected as the first consult of france because they liked, his style and how he helped get rid of the public committee of safety. This gave him absolute power.
French Revolution was political and social movement that occurred in France between 1787 and 1799. It was the most violent revolution in the 18th century. The revolution had three slogans “Liberty, equality, and fraternity.” Liberty represented freedom from cruelty of government. Equality meant social equality and fraternity brotherhood as the citizens are tied with solidarity. The wars exhausted monarchy and the years of bed harvest led up to the revolution that started in 1789.
The French Revolution lasted from 1789 to 1799, there were many causes that contributed to the Revolution. First off, there was the military collapse, which coincided with the expanding population, finial crisis and economic collapse. Along with the overspending of the “indecisive king and a detested queen”, the bad harvest of wheat and the failure of the French foreign policy and collapse of French power (Frey, 2004). The 18th Century wars which France got involved in, including the War of the Austrian Succession, during which France tried to conquer Austria without much success (between 1740 and 1748), the American Revolution and the Seven Years War, during which Austria allies with France against Prussia, however the results were still the same – France still lost much more men than Prussia all contributed to the crisis of the ancien regime. The