But people started fighting and things turned hostel in between the three orders. On June 12th, the National assembly continued to meet at Versailles. By this time fear and violence consumed the capital. All though people were enthusiastic about the break down of royal break down, Parisians became panicked as rumors of an impending military coup began to go around. A well known insurgency climaxed on July 14th, when rioters stormed the Bastille fortress in attempt to get gun powder and weapons, this is now a holiday in France called Bastille da... ... middle of paper ... ...t. Royalists and Jacobins fought the new regime but were shut down by the army led by Napoleon Bonaparte.
The Haitians and French, began with questions that Enlightenment thinkers were creating. Especially after hearing about the success the American Revolution had helped to light the fires of these two Revolutions. And both felt that the only way to achieve their goals is through violence. In France, during “The Reign of Terror” in 1793 a rampage of executions left thousands dead in result of the National Convention’s frenzy for power and control. Violence was also used in Haiti in the rebellions that set the ground for the revolution.
Amongst these countries were the German states, as well as the Italian states. The spread of French nationalism, and pressing of a new government under the Code arose nationalism within these countries. In May 1789, King Louis XVI summoned the Estate... ... middle of paper ... ... (12, pg 75). A mob in April 1814 attacked the Minister of Finance Guiseppe Prina, representing an increasing resentment against the French government, and an increase in Italian nationalism (12, pg 75). Instead of a French ruling government, the Italian people wanted their own government (12, pg 75).
Thousands of others met the same fate in a period known as the Reign of Terror. The revolution ended when Napoleon Bonaparte, a French general, took over the government. At the beginning of the revolution, events seemed minor and proceeded in a logical fashion. One of the reasons the revolution originated was the discontent among the lower and middle classes in France. By law, society was divided in to three groups called estates.
The Declaration of Independence was a strong justification for revolution. The Revolution follows the Declaration of Independence, where a transition occurs. The transition has to do with the rights of the colonists. The colonists acquire their rights through resistance to British imperial conformity, by resisting certain policies detrimental to the inalienable rights of a democracy. The transitional period was from 1760's to 1770's.
It all started with a coup against the government that he was fighting for. The Coup D’etat, led by Napoleon, took place at the perfect time because the Jacobins were losing power and there were many people being executed for allegedly being monarchists. In the courts a person was not able to speak in their defense so if the prosecutor made a good enough argument the charged would be executed by the guillotine. There were many innocent people who were executed, and many more who were afraid. After the coup a referendum was held in 1802 that made Napoleon First Consul for life.
6) On June 17, 1789 the Third Estate’s delegates decided to force the other Estates to meet as one body so they created the National Assembly and invited the others to join. 7) The “Tennis Court Oath” was an oath in which the people took demanding a constitution for France and they swore not to leave until this was done. The king responded by giving in after a week and he ordered all the nobility and clergy to join the National Assembly. 8) The people of Paris stormed the Bastille on July 14th, 1789 because they were angry about food shortages and high prices, as well they feared the king’s soldiers would crush the National Assembly and plunder the city. 9) The effect of the “storming of the Bastille” on the revolutionary moment was it caused the king to pull back his troops and it saved the National Assembly.
“No, sire, it’s a revolution.” On July 14, 1789, a huge, angry mob marched to the Bastille, a high security prison that symbolized royal tyranny, searching for gun powder and prisoners that had been taken by the unpopular and detested King, Louis XVI (Time Life 1999). The flying rumors of attacks from the government and the biting truth of starvation were just too much for the fuming crowds. The Bastille had been prepared for over a week, anticipating about a hundred angry subjects. But nothing could have prepared the defenders for what they met that now famous day. Along the thick rock walls of the gargantuan fortress and between the towers were twelve more guns that were capable of launching 24-ounce case shots at any who dared to attack.
There was a rise in internationalism as the French Revolution gave rise to the need of coming together at international level in order to face the common danger. It emerged in form of Concert of Europe. It started an era of international bodies. In conclusion French revolution was a very brutal movement as it destroyed France civilization completely, made kids orphans and left so many people on streets. No one got what they wanted because every man who came into power did everything for his own benefits.
How The Revolution Changed Between 1789 and 1799 In 1789 the king called the estates to a meeting to form a National Assembly where all estates woul... ... middle of paper ... ...;reign of terror." The Jacobins also followed democratic principles and believed in the benefits of the middle class, peasants, and farmers and got to participate for the first time in a political event. The Convention abolished slavery. Many of these reforms were never carried out because of changes made later in the government. Many people of France wanted the "reign of terror", the Jacobin's dictatorship, and the democratic revolution to end.