The French Revolution
By: Nate Dimick
What Actually Happened?
- Lasted from 1789-1799
- Began with financial crisis and public disaster
- People were upset with how government handled problems
- Country was in debt because of 7 years war
- The textile industry had competition with Spain, Germany and Italy
- People were strong nationalists
- Aristocrats were looking to overthrow the Third Estate
- After the war, Napoleon took over and brought back order
The Basics (Video)
How Did they Protest?
- People protested by using a guillotine to behead the nobles
- Crowd captured Bastille as a sign of royal tyranny
- Peasants held uprisings against feudal lords
- Assembly seized Roman Catholic Church
- Revolutionaries demanded that the king be dethroned
- Imprisoned the royal family
- The reign of terror was the worst time of the war
- Many people were executed during this time
- The country was a mess
What Resulted From the Protests?
- More than 1,000 prisoners were executed
- Many leaders were executed
- The monarchy was overthrown
- Napoleon took over government and ended the war
- A new doctoral-democratic government emerged
- Rebelling against the nobles
- Overthrowing the government
- Rioting and burning towns
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