The French Revolution

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When did France enter the American War of Independence?
1778
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Tell me about the price of bread
In 1789, 88% of the wage was spent on it
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Tell me about the National Assembly
Declared by Sieyes and Mirabeau. 17 June 1789, Clergy joined 19th June
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What happened on the 20 June 1789
Tennis Court Oath
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What was the reason behind the 'popular revolution'?
Necker's dismissal on 11th July and the King's use of foreign troops to contain crowds
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What happened on the 12th and 13th of July 1789?
Crowds raided gun shops and food stores. National Guard set up to protect property
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Tell me about the fall of the Bastille
14th July. Mobs seized 28,000 muskets form Hotel des Invalides, accompanied by Nat. Guard. March on Bastille to get powder. Royal troops pulled out of Paris
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What was the Great Fear?
Summer of 1789. Mobs raided Chateax and grain stores in countryside
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What were the August Decrees?
To calm peasantry. 4th August 1789. Abolished Feudalism and established fair taxation
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What happened in October?
October days. 7,000 women and 20,000 Nat Guard marched on Versailles to make him agree with August Decrees and constitution. Made him return to Paris
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What does the Revisionist school believe?
George Taylor - Revolution was accident that could have been avoided if there was a better monarch than Louis - not social conflict but political accident
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What does the Marxist school believe?
Ernest Labrouse - made links between failure of economy and outbreak of revolution. Says how it was down to class struggle.
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What role did the Enlightenment have?
Thoughts of philosophes quoted in parlements 1780s. Rise of literary societies which discussed problems with France
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What was the Aristocratic Revolt?
February 1787. Calonne (controller general of finances) proposed taxing privileged to close deficit
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Why was the Estates General held a year later than planned?
Large unrest in Paris, Grenoble, Dijon. King could not open Est. Gen. until order restored. Reappointed Necker in 1788 to quell revolt
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