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    of the nation (541), they were oblivious to the changes that were coming with the French Revolution so close at hand. Specifically, this can be seen in the document written by Marie Antoinette, from the Modern History Sourcebook: Marie Antoinette: Letter to Her Mother, 1773. While it clearly shows that Marie Antoinette knew of the tax burdens and the economic hardships faced by the peasants of France, yet she didn 't seem to fully understand. For instance, she remarks of the love the peasants…

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    said Marie Antoinette right? Wrong! In Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” we read: “A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right… Time makes more converts than reason.” In other words: If you tell an untruth long enough, eventually, it becomes history. In thinking of currently held beliefs of falsehoods, two specific examples come to mind. One of them being that George Washington was the first president of the United States, and the other being Marie…

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    In 1745 Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, a French commoner became the official mistress to the king of France (Abbott, 2010). Before she could be officially introduced at court, she had to have a title. King Louis XIV bought for her the marquisate of Pompadour, giving her the title of Marquise de Pompadour. Mdm. Pompadour wore her hair tall and pushed back from her face, a look that will forever be associated with her namesake. In April of 1770, Marie Antoinette became queen of France…

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    The Days of the French Revolution, by Christopher Hibbert, contains many different perspectives of the historical figures during this time period. Characters like Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette are portrayed in a more sympathetic view compared to other accounts. Along with all essential personnel, the novel includes the most crucial events from this critical period. For example, the capture of Bastille prison is pictured as a turning point when it came to the views of the general populace.…

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    French Revolution DBQ The French Revolution started in 1789 and ended in 1799. It all began with the extravagant spendings of King Louis and Marie Antoinette, the bankruptcy, the poor harvest, the rises in bread and taxes, and lastly, American Revolution. All of these were factors in the suffering of the 3rd Estate. Imagine being part of the 90% people who were either peasants or the homeless that were starving and were treated unequally. The people of France rebelled because they were…

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    unnecessary battles that man ever fought. The French Revolution began under King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. King Louis XVI was an indecisive man who was ignorant to the needs of his country, and his wife, Marie Antoinette, was a vain, self-obsessed woman who was more concerned with getting her husband’s attention than taking care of her people, carrying the title, “Madame Deficit”. Marie Antoinette was desperate to produce an heir, but Louis wasn’t as interested. He had a medical…

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    Cause 1: The Enlightenment The French Enlightenment created numerous individuals to jettison the "old" government thoughts. This permitted regular rights to be utilized as purposeful publicity against the Church and Monarch. Cause 2: War France had unsuccessfully endeavored to attack Russia. After the war, France was extremely poor. This is the thing that brought about the bread costs to experience the rooftop. Cause 3: The Commoners The Nobles and Wealthy individuals had been treating…

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    She became the queen of France when she was only a teenager and was killed by a guillotine in her late life. Marie Antoinette had all of the above happen to her. Some may believe that Marie Antoinette was not much of a leader, but she had much more to her life than merely being a queen. Marie Antoinette was born on November 2, 1775, born into royalty as the princess of Austria. Her original name was Maria Antonia, but her name got changed into a French version in her later life. Her mother was…

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    “Last by not least, what you’ve all been waiting for: Homecoming queen! This year’s queen is, drum roll please... Marie Antoinette!” the announcer’s voice blared over the PA system. Many girls rolled their eyes as the extravagantly dressed girl walked across the gym to receive her overly-bejeweled crown. Marie Antoinette was the epitome of popular girl. She had surely paid her way into winning queen. Highly disliked by more than those who liked her, the applause for her was almost sarcastic.…

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    000 French officers (Doc. B). This argues that the Reign of Terror was necessary to rescue France from invasion. The Austrians invaded because Queen Marie Antoinette was killed because she was convicted by the Revolutionary Tribunal of high treason, and executed by guillotine on the Place de la Révolution on October 16, 1793. Queen Marie Antoinette was also the daughter of Leopold II, who was the king of Austria. There is no doubt the Reign of terror had many negative impacts on society,…

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