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1: A journal of the Executioner of the French Revolution | "The Chirurgeon's Apprentice." The Chirurgeons Apprentice. N.p, n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012
2: I was an executioner of the French Revolution, as sad as it is to say. When it all first began I never knew I would have the job I did. We were in the years of 1770's, the Old Regime was still in place and under that we had our 3 estates. In the first, the clergy, the second the rich nobles, and in the third, people like the peasants. 90% of the population, but they didn't have any extra say in things, they still had 1/3rd say. Sad, right. Well, peasants these days had to practically fight for everyday needs. Taxes were placed from the wars we had put ourselves in. Food was high in cost, and no one but the first and second estates could afford it. Even bread. The weather was setting the mood for the peasants, and our king and queen didn't care. King Louis XVI and our Queen Marie Antoinette only cared about pleasure for themselves. People were dying everyday from basically anything. A meeting of the Estates-General was called. First time in over 100 years! The king wanted a new tax approved for the first two estates. I heard the meeting went out of had and the third estate was locked out of the meeting. A mob of people rushed through the streets and rushed into the handball courts. Yelling and screaming they pledged and oath that they would not leave until something was changed.The Tennis Court Oath. They called themselves the National Assembly. Rumors flew through Paris that the king was sending an army to dismiss them. People ran to the Bastille to defend the city.
4: July 14- mobs of people ran to the Bastille and grabbed gun powder and weapons and killed the guards. They put their heads on pikes and displayed them through the streets. I watch brick by brick fall to the ground and the Bastille falls. Our revolution begins. Before long Great fear sweeps the country. A mob of women take weapons and march to Versailles, in the end, the king and queen and their servants were taken as prisoners in Paris. | "How the French Revolution Worked." HowStuffWorks. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012.
5: August 24, 1789- The Old Regime died three weeks ago, and now rumors are flying through the streets that a Declaration of Rights of Man and of the Citizens has been passed. We will have rights! September of 1791- 4 months ago our royal family tried to run away to Austria but was caught. today a Legislative Assembly was made, but our king still has power. | "Dipity." Dipity. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012.
6: August 10, 1792- Today was one of the most bloodiest days. The September Massacre occurred. Thousand of people were killed from angry and scared citizens; For war was taking place. September 1792- The Jacobin's took charge. A newspaper was published and we now have a newspaper that tell us what all is going on, as soon as the next day. There was a new punishment machine that would hang in the center of town. They called it the guillotine, but no one knew what it did. | "Godzdogz." Godzdogz. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012.
7: January 21 1793- A crowd of people gathered to see this new guillotine machine work. Guards came out shouting and yelling. One grabbed me and told me to go stand my the machine and wait. I did. Before I know it, the king was being put on the platform and being rolled closer toward me. A guard told me to crank the blade to the top. I had no other choice. Now he said, and I pulled another lever watching the blade drop and cutting the head of my king off, completely. And that is why I was forced to become the executioner of the French Revolution. | “Maximilien Robespierre." - Wikiquote. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012.
8: July 1794- Maximilien Robespierre has taken control of France making this, our Reign of Terror. I have seen the most blood anyone has ever seen before and I keep hoping it wont be mine. I have no other choice but to do what i am told to. My job had seemed to stop, but today our own leader, once again, was killed by the French Executioner. The End of the Terror. My job was done. | "Napoleon Bonaparte And The Freeing Of The The Jews, Written for Children." The Kids Pages; Napoleon Bonaparte Written for Children. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012.
9: I found this journal, it belonged to my great great great grandfather. Now I have it and want to carry on the story that my grandfather wrote. It is the year 1802 and the war between France and Britain, Austria, and Russia is over. Napoleon is our new leader. He was put in charge by the plebiscite . He has made lycées and a Napoleonic Code. That is all I know of. | "Napoleon Crowned King of Italy." Historical Articles and Illustrations Blog Archive . N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012.
10: December 2, 1804- Today Napoleon dressed up and crowned himself as emperor. His plan, take over Europe. 1806- Napoleon now has set up a blockade and a policy called the Continental System. This system caused war, The Peninsula War where guerrillas attacked French armies in Spain. | "Napoleon Bonaparte." Napoleon Bonaparte. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012.
11: October 1812- In June Napoleon and his grand army of 420,000 advanced into Russian territory where they practiced a scorched-earth policy. When they came back, evidently from Moscow they only had 10,000 soldiers. June 18 1815- Napoleon gave up his throne in April of last year and was sent to Elba, but he escaped back to France to take over. He tried. Today he attacked near Waterloo in Belgium. His troops were chased away. The Hundred Days. | "The French Revolution." Dharma Nation. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012.
12: In Europe, at this time, meetings called the Congress of Vienna have been taking place to try to have security and stability for the entire continent. Prince Klemen von Matternich is the foreign minister of Austria. He wants to prevent future French aggression, restore Europe's royal families to the thrones they had before Napoleons conquest, and restore the balance of power. 1815- many new alliances have been taking place this year, the Holy Alliance and Concert of Europe. Britain and Austria's power has increased and clearly the French Revolution has changed social attitudes and assumptions that have dominated Europe and will have an everlasting impact.
13: "Lynn Hunt on the French Revolution." Selectism. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012.