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The French Revolution Liberty. Equality. Brotherhood
Warm up Based on this cartoon, which group has the least power?
Main Idea Economic and social inequities in the Old Regime helped cause the French Revolution
Why it Matters Now Throughout history economic and social troubles have often led the people to revolt against their governments.
Terms and Names Old Regime: Louise XVI: Marie Antoinette Estates General:
Terms and Names National Assembly Tennis Court Oath Great Fear
Key Vocabualry Old Regime: The political and social system in France in 1770’s Louise XVI- King of France Marie Antoinette: Queen of France Estates General- An assembly of representatives of all the Estates.
Key Vocabulary National Assembly- Delegates from teh Thrid Estate. Tennis Court Oath” The delegates pledge to stay until they formed a new constitution. Great Fear: A wave of panic and fear that swept accross France. The peasants became violent when it was feared the nobles were going to terrorize them.
More Vocabiulary Bourgeoise: Part of hte third estate, but considered middle class. Guillotene: The machince used to execute people by cutting their head off. Bastille: A Prison/ fortress in France. Bastille Day: Celebrating the day the peasents attacked the Bastille, freeing prisoners and taking weapons. July 14.
setting the stage 1700’s France was the most advanced country in Europe. It was the center of the Enlightenment. However there was great unrest. Social inequity, economic problems because of bad harvest.
The Old Order Privileged Estates 1 st and 2 nd Estates Third Estate. Everyone else.
The Old Order Old Regime- Under this system French society was divided into 3 Estates.
The Old Order. The First Estate was the Clergy (church) They owned 10 -15% of France. Paid not taxes privileged Esatates
The Old Order. Second Estates. The Rich Nobles & monarchy. 2% of population and owned 20% of the land. Paid little or no taxes privileged estates
Third Estate 97% of people Paid almost all taxes Made up of three groups. A. Bourgeoisie-Wealthy business owners. Educated middle class B. Cooks, servants, laborers C. Peasants –poor
To be continued this week…. To be continued this week…
the forces of change Economic troubles A weak leader
dawn of revolution national assembly storming the bastille
a great fear sweeps france