Louis XV of France

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    King Louis XVI was born on August 23, 1754 in the palace of Versailles, France to Louis, Dauphin and Marie-Josephs. Louis married the 14 year old Habsburg Archduchess Maria Antonia. They had four children together Marie-Therese, Louis-Joseph, Louis-Charles and Sophie-Beatrix but only one survive past childhood. Louis grew up strong and healthy, even though he was very shy. He enjoyed physical activities such as hunting and wrestling and from a early age it became a life-long hobby. Louis XVI…

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    The Introduction Have you ever wondered what it was like in the French Revolution? Well, that’s what I am here for! I am King Louis XVI. I was the son of Louis XV. I was King of France from 1774 to 1792.We are in great debt at the moment, for my fathers before me have failed in keeping this country stable. We were divided into 3 estates. The First Estate, The Second Estate, and lastly The Third Estate. Everyone was divided into one estate, which showed your power and wealth. I, However, was not…

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    French counterrevolutionists, cluelessly whines against the owner because she does not know what is best for her. Robespierre, like the pet owner, instills limitations on the people 's rights to achieve what he believes to be the ideal France. During the rule of Louis XVI in the 1780s, profound problems like debt and inflation faced the country, sparking…

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    Louis XVI reigned France from 1174 to 1792 and was characterized by financial instability. However, the lack of wealth was not depicted in the lifestyle of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. The royals and the nobility were living in wealth and due to an unfair tax system, only the poor paid taxes. Furthermore, two decades of poor grain harvests, drought, and increasing bread prices had started unrest among peasants. A number of ill-advised financial maneuvers in the late 1700s worsened the…

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    2nd Essay - Rough Draft In Rousseau, Burke, and Revolution in France, 1791 author Gary Kates states that “Furet [claimed] the Revolution embraced a radical ideology of popular sovereignty so that any abuse of power could be excused so long as it was achieved in the name of the people” (175). Personally, I agree with this statement because the people were willing to do anything to get what they desired. The French Revolution was built upon the fact that French citizens desired to control the…

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    Peter C. Herman who has a PHD in English and comparative literature, starts off his essay by explaining the transition of the power from Henry VII to Henry VIII. Herman, as described throughout his essay to the readers, describes Henry VIII implementation of chivalric imagery to be a successful king over his father’s idea of leaving the court the same. I agree with Herman’s suggestion, that Henry VIII implementing of Chivalric Imagery is what made him a better king than his father as ill discuss…

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    too powerful. Furthermore, Montesquieu argued that political laws had to vary because not every law could apply to every person at every time. The idea of having separation of powers, most likely influenced others around him and drew a pattern for France and other countries in the world to create laws that varied from city to city or from state to state. The Spirit of the laws helped to lay the foundations for the subsequent democratic process that began with the French…

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    further laments about English “advantages which our monarchical forms do not accord us (B. Stone, p. 14). Louis XVI’s reign of France from 1774 to 1792 was characterized by financial instability; however, the lack of wealth was not depicted in the lifestyle of Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette. Similar to English Revolution of the 1640s, France was facing the issue of taxation. In France, similar to 1640s England, the royals and the nobility were living in wealth due to an unfair tax…

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    Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the most influential leaders in France history. He is known for his politics and his military control. His domestic and foreign affairs made him a powerful and strong leader. Napoleon made many reforms in France, which fixed all the problems that caused the revolution in France. The people in France trust him as a worthy leader, because he gave them everything that that they were fighting for it. Napoleon created Concordat of 1801, which contradicted the Civil…

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    to open trade back up with England to help boost the economy (Doyle 34). These plans failed horribly and helped to lead to calls for the king to call the estates general to fix the economic problems. It was in part through the economic structure of France in the 1780’s that the estates general had to be called to fix the…

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