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Revolutions in the 18 th Century. 18 th Century. Financial prosperity Lifestyle changes Rights of government questioned. American Revolution. 1774-1783 End of French and Indian War Need to pay for it – leads to taxation. Acts & Reaction. 1765 – Stamp Act 1766 – Declaratory Act

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Revolutions in the 18 th century
Revolutions in the 18th Century


18 th century
18th Century

  • Financial prosperity

  • Lifestyle changes

  • Rights of government questioned


American revolution
American Revolution

  • 1774-1783

  • End of French and Indian War

  • Need to pay for it – leads to taxation


Acts reaction
Acts & Reaction

  • 1765 – Stamp Act

  • 1766 – Declaratory Act

  • 1770 – Boston Massacre

  • 1773 – Boston Tea Party

  • 1775- Lexington and Concord

  • 1776 – Landmark Year

  • 1778 – Treaty with France





1776

  • Declaration of Independence

    • Ratified July 4th

    • Read to army July 9th

    • John Hancock


France
France

  • Un-enlightened despots

  • Louis XV (1715-1774)

    • Après moi, le déluge

  • Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette

    • Rely on tradition

  • 1788 – French economy collapses


First phase of the revolution
First Phase of the Revolution

  • Declaration of Rights of Man & Citizen

    • "liberté, egalité, fraternité

    • 3 estates in France

  • Riots

  • Storm of the Bastille


Second phase
Second Phase

  • Jacobins rise to power

  • National Convention

  • Fleeing of Louis XVI & family

  • Guillotine – “Reign of Terror”







Third phase
Third Phase

  • Spring 1795 – Chaos

  • Directorie established

  • 1799 – stability with Napoleon




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