French Revolution

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French Revolution

Highlights of the French Revolution including prominent figures, events and origins.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hist 158 - EARLY MODERN EUROPE Lecture 3

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HIST 158 1st Edition Lecture 21 Outline of Last Lecture I. Candide a. Irony b. If not optimism? c. Pessimism? d. Refusing all systems of thought? e. Religious criticism f. Many critiques Outline of Current Lecture I. French Revolution a. General b. Origins c. Monarchy to Republic d. Terror and Resistance Current Lecture I. French Revolution a. General i. Tried to put end to the ancient regime  stratified society ii. Peasants (in masses) go to Paris to beg the King for food iii. Promise of universal human rights, constitutional government, broad based political participation  liberty, equality, fraternity 1. Abolished nobility, executed King and Queen iv. Established Republic in France for the first time 1. But also started a cycle of violence and intimidation, a “totalitarian regime” These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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