FC: The French Revolution | Jenni Settles
1: History | ~started because of unfair taxes in 1776 ~the British controlled American colonies ~the French were against their own government & ruling
2: The Three Estates | The three estates consisted of Clergy (the first estate), Nobility (the second estate), and the third estate, which was made up of everyone whom was not a member of the two previous estates. The three estates was not an example of democracy because it separated groups of people based on their wealth and status. It related to the French Revolution because the third estate began to defy the government and it's way of order and ruling because they felt it was unjust.
3: Vocabulary Estate: a group of people organized into a certain group Democracy: a form of government
4: Tennis Court Oath | The Tennis Court Oath was made at a place where the townsfolk would meet and discuss any issues regarding the government. The Tennis Court Oath was a a pledge that they would not back down until the government recognized their needs and fulfilled them. The Tennis Court Oath was a step leading to democracy because people were finally starting to stand up for things they didn't believe in, as well as expressing their opinions.
5: Vocabulary oath: a pledge or vow for something one considers important
6: Storming of the Bastille | Vocabulary | commoners: people from the third estate National Assembly: a group of people that stood up against the government
7: The Storming of the Bastille took place July 14th in 1789 and made a great impact in France as well as in the United States, both back then and now. It consisted of the third estate destroying the Bastille. The group of people who were responsible for the destruction of the Bastille was made up of commoners and the Bourgeoisie, whom were all from the third estate. They also formed a group with the title of the National Assembly which also helped them defy against the government. The Storming of the Bastille definitely helped in advancing towards a democracy because it displayed rebellion against the gover- nment because their needs were not fulfilled. | T
8: Reign of Terror | Vocabulary Committee of Public Safety: to protect France from any external or internal threats Guillotine: machine used to behead the accused Treason: committing an act of plotting against your country
9: The Reign of Terror consisted of many deaths due to the Committee of Public Safety and Maximilien Robespierre. The Reign of Terror was the somewhat small time period where accusations of treason were taken seriously with the punishment of death through the guillotines.. Maximilien Robespierre was the overall leader of this time and was responsible for the deaths of the accused, and sometimes many of the accused were more than simply innocent. This time period is definitely not a step towards the democracy that we have today.
10: Rise of Napoleon | Vocabulary Emperor: a ruler Napoleonic Code: Napoleon's beliefs about who should be selected for certain positions
11: The Rise of Napoleon consisted of many beliefs that are formed and made. Napoleon had been able to take over and control most of Europe as him being an emperor, his reign an important part of American and England history. Napoleon's reign definitely helped in stepping towards democracy. His beliefs and ways about selecting his men of war, government, and other important positions. He believed people should be picked due to their knowledge rather than their status or family they were born into., which he called the Napoleon Code. It was a step towards democracy because it showed that knowledge is more important than family status for important positions.