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FC: The French Revolution | By: Breeley Rankin | "Our Learning Profiles." Westerlund10. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2012. .

1: Noble | France was separated into 3 estates. The first two estates were the privileged and the third estate was made up of mainly peasants. This was during the Old Regime. | The third estate was influenced by the American Revolution and became inspired. | New views about power and authority in government were spreading. The third estate began questioning long-standing notions about society structure. | Dawson, Christopher. "Paying Attention To The Sky." Paying Attention To The Sky. N.p., 11 July 2011. Web. 15 Nov. 2012. . | "Marie Antoinette." Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2012. . | Peasants

2: Marie was a pretty, lighthearted, and charming woman whom was actually very unpopular with her people. | She was unpopular because of her spending and her involvement in controversial court affairs. | Marie did not like being around Louis and would avoid his presence. | She introduced a new clothing style for women because she refused to wear the tighter fitted clothing-styles. | Marie had a lot of gambling troubles and often lost money. | "A Picture Is Worth a 1,000 Words: August 2008." A Picture Is Worth a 1,000 Words: August 2008. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. .

3: Louis was very unprepared to become king when he was summoned. | Louis was easily bored with affairs of the state and he favored physical activities. | Louis did have good intentions for the common people but he lacked the ability to make decisions. | When he did take actions it was often based on poor advice and ill-informed members. | "Oil Paintings." Louis XVI 1754-93 Robert-Jacques-Francois-Faust Lefevre. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. .

4: The National Assembly | "Clio's Lessons." : French Revolution. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. . | The French congress established by representatives of the Third Estate on June 17/ 1789, to enact laws and reforms in the name of the French people. | Tennis court oath was a pledge made by the members of France's National Assembly in 1789, in which they vowed to continue meeting until they had drawn up a new constitution.

5: Storming of the Bastille | "Storming of the Bastille." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Nov. 2012. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. . | People began gathering weapons in order to defend the city against attacks. | On July 14th a mob searching for gunpowder and arms stormed the Bastille and overwhelmed the guard and seized control.

6: The Great Fear | The Great Fear was a wave of panic that spread through the French countryside after the storming of the Bastille in 1789. | "French Revolution." French Revolution. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. . | In October 1789 thousands of women rioted over rising prices of bread.

7: The National Assembly | The night of August 4, 1789 nobleman made speeches, declaring their love of liberty and equality. The National Assembly did away with the feudal privileges of the First and Second Estates. | Three weeks later, the National Assembly adopted the revolutionary ideals of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen | It changed the church to be state-controlled. | Louis XVI tried to escape France after the church and state restructured their relationship. | News, CBC. "France Passes Controversial Anti-piracy Bill - Technology & Science - CBC News." CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 12 May 2009. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. .

8: The Legislative Assembly | A French congress with the power to create laws and approve declarations of war, established by the Constitution of 1791. | September 1791, the National Assembly completed the new constitution, which Louis reluctantly approved. | Separated into three sections: Radicals, Moderates, and Conservatives | "The French Revolution." The French Revolution. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. .

9: France at War | The Legislative Assembly declared War in April 1792. The war began very badly for France. | September Massacres occurred when angry and fearful citizens raided prisons. | "Franco-Prussian War." Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. . | The Jacobsins take control of government.

10: The Guillotine | A device designed for carrying out executions by decapitation. It consists of a tall upright frame in which a weighted and angled blade is raised to the top and suspended. The person is secured at the bottom of the frame, with his or her neck held directly below the blade. The blade is then released, to fall swiftly and sever the head from the body. | "Guillotine." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 18 Nov. 2012. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. .

11: The Reign of Terror | The period, from mid-1793 to mid-1794, when Maximilien Robespierre ruled France nearly as a dictator and thousands of political figures an ordinary Citizens were executed. | July 1794 members of the National Convention turned on Robespierre. | July 28, 1794 the Reign of Terror ends and Robespierre was sent to the guillotine. | "Maximilien De Robespierre." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Nov. 2012. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. .

12: Napoleon Bonaparte | Napoleon was the hero of the hour in October 1795, when he and his gunners protected the National Convention. | Napoleon took action in November 1799 and took political power. | Napoleon did not try and return to the ways of Louis XVI, instead he kept many changes of the revolution. | Napoleon wanted to conquer Europe. During the 1800's Napoleon's victories had given him control of most of Europe. | He was able to maintain the empire from 1807-1812 then it quickly collapsed. | BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. .

13: Napoleon's Costly Mistakes | The Continental System: Napoleon's policy of preventing trade with Great Britain. | The Peninsular War: Conflict from 1808-1813, in which Spanish rebels, with British forces ought to drive Napoleon's troops out of Spain. | The Invasion of Russia: Most disastrous mistake in which Napoleon invaded Russia and was led in by Alexander to be destroyed. | "Help! My Best Friend Is Trying to Kill Me! - How Life Promotes Faith Rising." Napoleon and His Effects on Revolutionary Ideals. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. .

14: The Congress of Vienna | A series of meetings in 1814-1815, during which the European leaders sought to establish long-lasting peace and security after the defeat of Napoleon. | The congress was called to set up policies to achieve these goals. | The congress was scheduled to last four weeks, instead it lasted eight months | "Congress of Vienna." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 15 Nov. 2012. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. .

15: Metternich's Plan for Europe | He wanted to restore a balance of power. | First he wanted to work on the Containment of France to make the weak countries around France stronger. | Second he wanted to make a balance of power instead of ridding France from all power. | Then there were the great powers of legitimacy-agreeing that rulers Napoleon had driven from their thrones be restored to power. | "Metternich, Klemens Wenzel Lothar :: M :: Austria / Austria-Hungary (AUT/RUM)." Http:// N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. .

16: Political Changes Beyond Vienna | Europe became more conservative and it's rulers were very nervous about the legacy of the French Revolution. | The concert of Europe was formed stating that nations would help one another if revolutions broke out | There was then a revolution in Latin America where the Spanish seized control of many American colonies | The Congress of Vienna left a very long-term legacy that would influence world politics for the next 100 years, | "The Congress of Vienna." Nobility Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012. .

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