Louis XVI of France

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  • How Did Louis Xvi End The French Revolution

    (1789-1791) There are many beliefs as to when The French Revolution began and ended, but not everyone knows Louis XVI, unintentionally, started and ended the revolution. Louis XVI called for an estates general on May 5, 1789 at Versailles, which gave the enlightened people a voice for the first time. On the night of June 20, 1791 Louis XVI fled his own country, which resulted in his execution, and the execution of the revolution. The definition of a revolution is to revolve, a turning point, in history, this is evident when Louis XVI unintentionally started and ended the French Revolution. In 1789 Louis XVI called for an estates general, which gave the, enlightened, third estate a voice. This was the beginning of The French Revolution because without calling this meeting, no one could’ve attempted to make improvements to their country by asking the king, church and the nobility. Unfortunately for the…

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  • The Causes Of Louis XVI And The French Revolution

    The French Revolution was a period of time where people sought to spread the ideals of liberty and equality. However, Louis XVI, the absolute monarch at the beginning of the French Revolution before power was taken away from him, wanted to remain the head of the country and wanted to pursue his own interests rather than fund the interests of France. Members of the Third Estate did not agree with his actions, therefore being the reason that the French Revolution ever started. The hatred for the…

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  • King Louis XVI And Marie Antoinette Propaganda Essay

    The anger that many French people from all classes feel about Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette’s ways of dealing with the inequality and financial problems in France has spread to them demanding the heads of the monarchs. The people feel that the monarchs are the sole reason for all the dilemmas that have clouded over France and desperately crave enlightenment ideals in government. After observing the trial of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, it has been blatantly clear that the majority…

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  • What Are The Causes Of The French Revolution

    and economic changes. Economically, France faced severe financial crisis due to overspending. At the time they also faced bad harvests that resulted in the shortage of food. Politically, France had an absolute monarch that they suffered under and most people were denied basic rights such as a say in their government. Socially, France was divided among Three Estates. The third estate was made up of 98% of the population and had the fewest rights, the least amount of land and the largest tax. The…

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  • Ridicule Film Analysis

    One of the films that attempts to portray the gap between the law courts and France, as a country, is Ridicule. In essence, this movie symbolizes the deeply religious and ideological split in England during the Revolution in the 1640s. Likewise, the same rift between the provincial France and the Court of Versailles was also observed in France. During the Enlightenment period, this split between the cruel life of the court and the tedious grueling life in the provinces was intensified. To…

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  • Louis XVI: The French Revolution

    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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  • Revolution: Causes Of The French Revolution

    At the onset of the coronation of Louis XVI, the ideological beginnings of the French Revolution were already unfolding. The French people, classified by their unfair divisions, began to seek a new form of government, a representative government. In order to achieve this goal, the people of France knew that they had to engage in a revolution. This revolution was one of enlightenment that would spark change in their society. Leading into the Revolution where many outlying cause from…

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  • How Did The French Revolution Influence The American Revolution

    The American Revolution heavily inspired the French people, and it was the event that mainly influenced the occurring of the French Revolution. The American Revolution led by example, introducing new ideas and different manners of running a country. Their revolution was built on the constant oppression of the British Monarchy, and against all odds, the Americans gained their independence. However, their freedoms were not successful without help from the French Monarchy, or King Louis XVI. who…

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  • Analysis Of The Tennis Court Oath Oil Painting By Jacques Louis David

    Court Oath Oil painting by Jacques Louis David One of the most pivotal important moments in French History happened to also be a major turning point for the French society now seen today. That moment would be the Tennis Court Oath. The painting shows what appears to be the meeting of which was held June 20, 1789 as the Third Estate of France swore to each other never to disband until the Monarchy adopted a constitution limiting the King’s power for their New Assembly. The Tennis Court Oath…

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  • French Second Estates

    Before the commencement of the French Revolution, France was in a period called the Old Regime, which was an absolute monarchy ruled by Louis XIV ("The Old Regime in France: Absolute Monarchy."). Traditionally, in the Old Regime, society was broken down into three estates; the clergy (first), the nobility (second), and everyone else (third). The first and second estates were very rich because members of the second estate were the tax collectors, meaning they paid no taxes, and members of the…

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