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The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
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merit, clear, Estates, provinces, below, popular, partial, beliefs, abolished, God, registers, feudal, liberty, Atlantic, end, Bastille, revolution, taxes, Assembly, king, Versailles, legitimacy, country, Bourbon, sacrifices, years, countryside, compensated, XVI, equal, constitutional, Third, taxation, repudiation, resistance, disgusted, radical, harmful
the National Assembly
composed of the representatives of the three states called together by Louis        in May 1789
it becomes transformed by the victory of the                      into the National Assembly
July 1789
after storming of the                 
one of Louis XVI's brothers is so                    with the political situation and the intervention of the populace, so he decides to emigrate
a few others have left and went home as well
but the great majority of clerics and the nobles join with the            Estate
become part of the National                 
governed France in conjunction with the         
started receiving news from all over               
peasants had
taken matters into their own hands
attacked chateaus
refused to pay           
August 4, 1789
peak of rebellion in                       
the only way to respond to this is to recognize that many of our feudal rights must       
make wholesale                      of rights and exemptions
propose article to abolish              regime completely
but then pull back on this
eventually it is qualified in a significant way
the great mass of harvest dues are regarded as a legal form of rent
"feudalism is                   , but the system must continue as it is until we find a way for the lords to be                        for what they lost"
this hesitation as to whether the feudal system is or is not abolished completely
becomes the center of the rural phase of the revolution for the next few           
August decrees are much more            about other matters
Article 9. privilege in taxation abolished
one common                  system for all French people
Article 10. all special privileges of                   , towns and communities
Article 17. Louis XVI is the Restorer of French               
after all he was the one who called the                General together
three days after the storming of the Bastille he rode into Paris from                     
at that moment he weds the white color of the                royal family to the red and blue colors of the city of Paris to create the red, white, and blue symbol of the French nation
Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen, August 27, 1789
1. Men are born and remain free and            in rights
2. these rights are liberty, property, security, and                      to oppression
3. the principle of all sovereignty resides essentially in the nation, with the people
like their colleagues across the                 , legitimate power now must come from           
this is the most                change in the Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen
legitimacy now came from below
Louis XVI had been King of France by the Grace of       
was responsible to God alone for the well-being of his people
what the National Assembly was effectively saying was that they were reversing the whole foundation of political                     
4. liberty consists in being able to do anything that is not                to others, only the law may determine these limits
these rights are not gifts of the monarch, they are rights that belong to people as human beings
has 17 articles
each is a direct                        of monarchical and feudal society
the task of the National Assembly is to now put these principle in practice
key elements of society changed
absolute monarchy to:                              monarchy
divine right to:                sovereignty
privilege to: equality in taxes, laws and               
hierarchy of birth to:           , talent
               abolition of feudalism

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An Introduction to the French Revolution
The Essentials of 18th Century France
18th Century French Clergy and Nobility
The Importance of Regionalism and Locality in 18th Century France
The Contribution of the Philosophes to the French Revolution
What were People of 18th Century France Reading?
The Atlantic Democratic Revolution and the Republic of Letters
1780s France Financial Crisis and its Repercussions
The Third Estate in Revolt
The Peasantry in Revolt
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
The October Days
1789-91: Making the New Nation
Unresolved Issues of the Revolution
The Turning Point in Church Reform