-A political revolution ended the Ancien Regime in France. Revolutionaries implemented a number of reforms influences by Enlightnment.
In Spain, the events of the French Revolution inspired the firts steps towards a new political, economic and social order.
The revolutionaries transformed the everyday life with new habits and customs.
Art reflected the political, economic and social changes.
LIBERTY, EQUALITY AND FRATERNITY.
CAUSES OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
The influence of enlightenment.
French intellecntuals and the burgeoisie supported Enlightnment ideas and tried to put them into practice.
The political crisis.
In France, the estad¡tes general brought together representatives of the trhee estates of the realm to advise the king on important issues, such as tax increases.
The ecnomic crisis.
-American War of indepemdence.
- Royal families spent large amounts of money on luxury things.
- Increase taxes.
The social crisis.
All trhee estates of the realm were discontent with the crown, but for different reasons
MAYOR EVENTS OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.
The national assembly.
A new voting system in which each representative would have an individual vote.. The members of the third estate declared themselves the true representatives of the nation. Then they formed a National Assembly and demanded a constitution.
The Constituent Assembly.
A Constituent Assembly was elected ti write a constitution.
iN 1791 the constituents Assembly adopted constitution wich established a contitutional moarchy, popular sovereignity, the separation of powers and limited male suffrage.
The Legislative Assembly.
Legislative Assembly was elected to implement the necessary legal changes. Two groups dominated this assembly.
Girondins and Jacobins.
After the Convention, Louis CVI was accused of treason and then executed. The jacobins took control of government and imposed a DICTATORSHIP.
The directory and the Consulate.
In 1795 Frances moderate middle class had gained control of the country. In order to stop violence they established the Directory that was a conservative government, In 1799 France was still in a war. General Napoleon Bonaparte organices military coup and established a new form of government called the Consulate.