Unit 2: Enlightenment and French revolution. What were some of the ideas/Themes of the enlightenment? Based on what we learned yesterday, does an absolute monarchy support these beliefs? . absolutism. Absolutism
What were some of the ideas/Themes of the enlightenment? Based on what we learned yesterday, does an absolute monarchy support these beliefs?
The court of Versailles was the centre of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime.Palace at Versailles or Château de Versailles
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The popular French magazine “Louis Life” has chosen you to be its new investigative journalist. Your job is to go undercover and get a sneak peek at the life of Louis XIV at the Palace of Versailles. To do this, you must use the following sources: the video clip we watch in class today; the article we read, and the notes we took in class. Your article will be a series of illustrations (after all, not everyone can read in France).Assignment…
This would be a serious shortcoming for anybody else in the world, but fortunately you can draw very well. You are your group will create a series of sketches that indicate what life is like at the palace. You will create five different drawings, each one outlining a characteristic of Louis XIV (daily procedure, personality, surroundings, etc.) For each sketch you should include:
The social class inequities in France in the 1700’s led to unrest among the Third Estate.
This ultimately led to REVOLUTION!The Result
On the back…
Create a colorful French Revolution Image
Postcard images may include
Drawings of events
Slogans or themes
Your art is not the key…your factual accuracy and effort are!
Write a short postcard message to a friend NOT in France during this time.
Explain what you have seen or experienced since the start of the Revolution.
Identify your perspective – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Estate?Your Task
The deputies of Versailles were shocked to discover the doors to their chamber were locked and guarded by soldiers. Fearing an attack by King Louis, the deputies congregated in a nearby indoor, real tennis court where they took an oath “not to separate, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established”Stages of the Revolution
After Robespierre’s execution, National Convention leaders rally to create a more “moderate” government structure.
Convention remains in place until the new structure is created and new members elected
This will become the 5th and final stage…
THE DIRECTORYEnd of National Convention
Napoleon will overthrow the Directory in
November of 1799