France was heavily indebted for financially supporting the American Revolution, as it would weaken France’s European rival, Great Britain, because of the wars waged by Louis XIV and spending of royal family. 3. Increasingly huge deficit, the French government was nearly bankrupt. 4. Heavy tax burden on the French peasants (= 90 % of the population).
In 1785 France faced various political and economic difficult conditions leading it to the revolution which lasted from 1789 to 1799. These got great changes in the society and government of France. The revolution began with a government financial crisis but quickly became a movement of reform and violent change mostly concerning the equality of taxation. Legal divisions among social groups created much discontent. According to law, French society consisted of three groups called estates which opened on May 5, 1789, at Versailles, near Paris.
Napoleons Mistakes and Their Consequences Today in social studies classes even at a very young age we learn about the famous ruler Napoleon Bonaparte. He is worldly known for creating a huge empire basing of off France during the late 1700s and early 1800s. Napoleons Empire was dominant, prosperous, and controlled much of Europe. However his headstrong, persistent personality to acquire more land got him out of power and his empire ruined. Lastly due to his strong and rough ruling tactics when in control of the empire, he was exiled.
They raised taxes from 10-50% and starved the populace to get the maximum profits. Nevertheless, the company continued to suffer financially, and influenced Parliament to pass the Tea Act in 1773 to lift import duties on tea shipped to the American colonies, which ultimately lead to the American War of Independence in April 1775. John Hancock was a merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of Massachusetts. Hancock began his political career in Boston as a protégé of Samuel Adams, an influential local politician, though the two men later became estranged.
Part 6 Chapter 2 The French Revolution "A People's History of the World" by Chris Harman Although the French had enjoyed a millennium of stability, in the late 1700s, that all began to fall apart. In 1789, the king summoned representatives of the three estates of French society, the clergy, the nobles, and the rest of the population, to discuss ways to raise taxes. The third estate (the rest of the population) refused. They gathered and would not disperse until the demand for a constitution was met. Rumors of a military coup agitated the people so much that rebellions started up.
AP US History The XYZ Affair The XYZ affair was a major political incident that almost led to a war between the United States and France. President Adams sent three ambassadors who were confronted by informal diplomats of the French Foreign Minister who demanded a bribe and a loan. When the word of the event became public the American people were angry. They demanded war with France but both Adams and the French minister ceased from declaring an official war, but a Quasi War did take place for two years. Since the 1789 French Revolution, relations between the French Republic and the United States have been tense.
He was accused of being a (*). No law could be found in all England’s history that dealt with the trial of a monarch so the setting up of the court that was to try Charles was written by a Dutch lawyer called Issac Dorislaus and he based his work on an ancient Roman law which stated that a military body (in this case the government) could legally overthrow a tyrant. The execution of Charles, led to an eleven year gap in the rule of the Stuarts (1649 to 1660) and it witnessed the rise to supreme power of Oliver Cromwell - whose signature can be
Because of Napoleon’s selfishness when conquering other countries he is considered a tyrant. Even though Napoleon was a tyrant, he still had many accomplishments to help benefit France. Napoleon ended the French revolution, therefore ending many of the country’s problems. Before Napoleon, there was constant violence, acts for revolution, and economic instability. Napoleon overthrew the Directory in a coup d’etat in 1799 and was the beginning of the Napoleonic Era.
‘The French revolution broke out in 1789 because of the monarchy’s debts” To what extent do you agree? The French Revolution of 1789 had many long-term causes. Political, social, and economic conditions in France contributed to the discontent felt by many French people-especially those of the third estate. The ideas of the intellectuals of the Enlightenment brought new views to government and society. They thought of not an absolute monarch but a kind of democracy where everyone stated their views and everyone would listen.
Conclusion The main conclusion to be drawn for this paper is that the French Revolution was characterized mainly by war, famine and depression, which were caused by the failure of King Louis XVI at managing the finance of the notion properly. These factors finally led to unseat the French leader. To make matters worse, the inhabitants claimed the country for themselves in the name of liberty. In other words, the Revolution involved not only the reorganization of a country in relation to its government and society, but also a profound change in the course of history.