His/276 Essay example

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Week Five Study Guide
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HIS/276: Global Civilizations 1400-1700


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Week Five Study Guide
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Revolutionary France

I. Fill in the blanks to complete the following sentences that trace the development of Revolutionary France.

* Burdened by debt from the Seven Years’ War and French support for the American Revolution, King Louis XVI needed to raise taxes, so he agreed to convene the Estates General, which met in 1789 at Versailles. Led by the
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* In 1790, the National Constituent Assembly passed the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, which declared government control over the Church in France. They demanded that priests and bishops swear to support the Civil Constitution and declared those who refused to take the oath were refractory and prohibited them from conducting religious ceremonies. These actions convinced the pope, in February of 1791, to denounce the Civil Constitution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen. The National Constituent Assembly replaced the traditional provinces with departments or départements, founded uniform courts, and established the metric system of measurement.
* The Constitution of 1791, adopted by the National Constituent Assembly, established a constitutional monarchy that limited many people, including all women, from voting. The new Legislative Assembly declared war on Austria in 1792. The war initially went poorly, and revolutionaries grew more radical. On August 10, 1792, the people of Paris invaded the palace, forcing the king and queen to flee to the Legislative Assembly, which held them comfortably but did not allow them any political power.
* During the second revolution, the new radical government of Paris, the Commune, executed hundreds of criminals, calling them counterrevolutionaries, during the September Massacres. This…