The French Revolution,a period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France that lasted from 1789 until 1799, and was partially carried forward by Napoleon during the later expansion of the French Empire. The French Revolution was divided into 3 different groups, the 1st estate consisted of the clergy, the second estate of the nobility and the third estate of the bourgeoisie, urban workers, and peasants. Legally the first two estates enjoyed many privileges, particularly exemption from most taxation.
The revolution was a failure but the outcome of the war came with many positives. The reason why the French Revolution was a failure was because the Revolution failed to establish a constitutional monarchy as well as a representative government.
There were many very important people in the French Revolution but 2 of them stuck out to many people not just because of their negative views but their opinion mattered to others. King Louis XVI, was known as the weak king who couldn't make decisions as well as all he cared about was his personal interests rather than the courts. Marie Antoinette, was the one that made all the decisions for king Louis XVI as well as influenced him greatly.
The reign of terror
The reign of terror was a period in time; during the French Revolution when the French had a period of remorseless repression.
The reign of terror was what effectively ended the French Revolution when leader, Maximilian de Robespierre had been exicuted.However, following his death, France saw a return to the corruption that had helped lead to the revolution
How it affected everybody
When the French Revolution began in 1789, Americans were largely supportive of it. The United States was allied with France at that time, and the hope was that democratic reforms would turn France into a more powerful ally against Britain. As the revolution became more radical and violent, however, opinion became more divided. This led to political division between the Democratic-Republican party who supported the revolution and the Federalist Party who wanted to maintain a good trade relationship with Britain.