French Revolution (1789-1799) By: Hannah Yobhel Obico

French Revolution


King Louis XVI of France

The French Revolution was a period of undecisiveness in the history of France. It started when King Louis XVI spent France's money on extravagant things. Resulting the country being almost bankrupt after the king was guillotined. Some issues that also started the French Revolution were the resentment of royal absolutism, simply means that their monarchical government will have absolute power over their people. Resentment of the seigneurial system by peasants, wage-earners, and a rising bourgeoisie, meaning that the seignurial system was an institutional form of land distribution established in New France in 1627 and officially abolished in 1854. Lastly, the rise of enlightenment ideals, which included the separation of church and state.

French Revolution

success or failure?

Failure, simply because...

The French Revolution failed to establish a constitutional monarchy or a representative government. France began in 1789 with the absolute monarch of Louis XVI and ended with the military dictatorship of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Additionally, one of the most obvious failures of the French Revolution was...

One of the most failures was the Reign of Terror 1793-94. The Terror, which was orchestrated by Robespierre and his followers, was ostensibly a way to provide for the security of the Republic by exposing traitors to the people.

Reign of Terror


The Reign of Terror was a period of time in France led by the infamous Maximilliam Robespierre. Having the guillotine as its symbol.

Maximillian Robespierre
Robespierre used the Terror to execute or imprison thousands of people who he viewed as a threat. The Terror came to an end only after Robespierre himself was sent to the guillotine.

Robespierre, ruling France after King Henry XVI was guillotined, he wanted to implement some new rules. Including the changing of calendar, wiping out traces of France's history of Monarchy and Nobility, and wanting people to change their names.

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