The French Revolution. Mr. Millhouse World History AP Hebron High School. Preliminary Stage. Causes of the French Revolution. The Enlightenment. Political & Legal Equality (Rousseau) Personal Freedoms (Voltaire) Social Contract (Hobbes) Popular Sovereignty & Natural Rights (Locke)
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World History AP
Hebron High School
What were the similarities between the long-term causes of the American and French Revolutions? Differences?
May 5, 1789
June 20, 1789
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
French citizens fearing King Louis XVI would use violence to put down the revolution stormed the Bastille on 14 July 1789
Storming of Versailles
October 1, 1789
Arrest of Louis XVI
August 10, 1792
January 21, 1793
“The first maxim of our politics ought to be to lead the people by means of reason and the enemies of the people by terror.”
July 28, 1794
How were the actions of American radicals and French radicals similar? How were they different?
Left: Napoleon’s Empire by 1912
Above: Napoleon’s Retreat from Russia
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