Revolutions

The new Legislative Assembly convened in October 1791 and quickly put France on the path to war. 

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As the National Assembly drew to a close, the Triumvirate rose to power.

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After the Flight to Varennes, populist agistators in Paris called for an end to the monarchy, leading to a bloody confrontation in July 1791.

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In June 1791 the royal family tried to escape from Paris, but they were busted while passing through Verennes. 

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After the Feast of the Federation, Revolutionary France was outwardly calm, but internally divided. 

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In the leadup to the great Fête de la Fédération, the Marquis de Lafayette and a group of liberal nobles began to direct the course of the Revolution. 

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After the move to Paris, radical delegates from the National Assembly formed a new political club to help push their agenda.

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In October 1789 some angry houswives changed the course of the French Revolution. 

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After the Night of August 4th, the National Assembly divided into new political factions. 

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After a wave of chaos spread across France, the National Assembly abolished feudalism on the night of Aug. 4, 1789. 

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On July 14, 1789 a mob of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille. 

 

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On Day 2 of the Estates General, the Third Estate went on strike. 

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The debate over the coming Estates General awakened the political consciousness of the Third Estate. Also the weather was rotten. 

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The king's attempt to break the Parments in the summer of 1788 was was met by widespread resistence. 

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Round and round and round it goes...

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King Louis called the Assembly of Notables in early 1787 to approve a major fincancial reform package. But intead of rubber stamping the initiatives, the Notables scrutinized every detail. 

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Just as the financial situation was about to explode the monarchy was hit by a public relations nightmare.

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As power passed from Louis XV to Louis XVI, royal ministers attempted to implement reforms, but were thewarted at every turn. 

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The Ancien Regime was a mess in desperate need of reform. 

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The population of pre-Revolutionary France was divided into Three Estates: the Church, the Nobility and Everyone Else. 

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Hang them on the wall of every classroom. 

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The ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights marks the end of the Revolutionary Era. 

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Between the end of the War of Independence and the Constitutional Convention the new United States was plagued by problems. The Articles of Confederation were not up to solving them. 

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As the newly independent United States trasitioned from war to peace, it was tripped up by the ineffective Articles of Confederation. 

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Lord Cornwallis was trapped in Yorktown in October 1781. His surrender ended the American War of Independence. 

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Despite the thrashing he gave Horatio Gates at the Battle of Camden, Lord Cornwallis found the Carolinas slipping out of his grasp. 

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The Episode That Wouldn't Die.

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After Saratoga the French joined the war, the British changed strategies and Washington's army spent a miserable winter at Valley Forge. 

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Gentleman Johnny's Party Train ran into some trouble in 1777. 

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With the revolution on the line, George Washginton led his army to victory at Trenton. Unfortunately he would be unable to stop the British from taking Philadelphia in 1777. 

 

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When in the course of human events...

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The American colonies declared independence in July 1776. Then their armies got chased around New York. 

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After the skirmishes at Lexington and Concord, war between Britain and the colonies broke out. George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief and laid siege to Boston.

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The Boston Tea Party led Parliament to pass the Intolerable Acts in 1774. The colonists were really super not amused. 

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After the failure of the Stamp Act, Parliament passed a new series of taxes known as the Townshend Acts. The colonists were not amused. 

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After the French and Indian War, the British Ministry started levying new taxes on the colonies. The colonists were not amused. 

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A brief tour of the Thirteen Colonies. 

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The English Monarchy was restored in 1660. 

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After serving in Parliament and the courts of both Charles I and Charles II, Edward Hyde wrote a massively influential history of the English Civil Wars.

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Oliver Cromwell died on September 3, 1658. His son and heir Richard was iunable to hold the Protectorate together. 

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