The French Revolution

585 Words3 Pages
The French Revolution The French Revolution last from 1789 to 1799. This war had many causes that began the revolution. Its causes ranged from the American Revolution, the economic crisis in France, social injustices to the immediate causes like the fall of Bastille, the Convening of he Estate-General, and the Great Fear. As a result of this revolution there many effects , immediate and long term. The immediate effects were the declaration of rights of man, abolishing of olds reign, execution of king and queen, the reign of terror, and war and forming of the citizen-army. The long term effects were the rise of Napoleon, spread of revolutionary ideas, growth of nationalism, and the conservative reaction. The contributing factors to the French Revolution was the economic crisis in France. The French government had undergone economic crises, resulting from the long wars waged during the reign of Louis XIV, the losses incurred in the French and Indian War, and increased indebtedness arising from loans to the American colonies during the American Revolution. The American Revolution showed that they got economical and political freedom from Britain. This liberalism sparked many revolutions in Europe ,but in France the ideas of the Enlightenment and liberalism were put to their fullest test. The French people wanted rights and would later get these. Another reason was that the old regime was ineffective and it abused its power. The immediate causes of the French Revolution were that the Estate-General had to convene. Increasing political pressure and being faced with the total collapse of its finances, the Old Regime began to unravel. Almost immediately tempers arose regarding voting procedures in the upcoming Estates-General. ... ... middle of paper ... ...ittee of Public Safety, composed of 12 men led by Robespierre, to provide executive oversight; the Committee of General Security, to rule the police; and the Revolutionary Tribunal to try political cases. The long term effects of the French Revolution was that Napoleon became Emperor and started Napoleonic Wars. After the revolution the idea of revolution spread all over Europe. Which in turn helped the growth of Nationalism. Also the conservative people saw how the country was and didn't like it and only the radicals liked it. In conclusion, there were many causes that started the French Revolution. There were also many effects of it. It changed the country in different ways and I started other war like the Napoleonic Wars. It was good in the way that the people of France got rights, but it also killed many people. So it depends on how you look at it I guess.
Open Document