Revolutions

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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Tours. Episode Numbering. Money. Parlez-vous français?

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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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After the Puritans came to power they tried to abolish Christmas. Seriously. 

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The dissolution of the First Protectorate Parliament led to the brief and unpopular Rule of the Major Generals. When the Second Protectorate Parliament was finally called they tried to make Oliver Cromwell king. 

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The Instrument of Government was the first written constituion in English history. 

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In 1653 Oliver Cromwell dissolved the Rump Parliament and then Barebone's Parliament dissolved itself. The Commonwealth was not getting off to a great start. 

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God wanted me to tell you that property is theft. 

 

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For someone who was born free John Lilburne sure spent a lot of time in prison

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Charles II raised an army of Scots to help him claim the throne, but they were defeated by Oliver Cromwell at Dunbar and Worcester.

 
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After Pride's Purge, Charles I was executed by the Rump Parliament on January 30, 1649. Then Cromwell invaded Ireland. 

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As the New Model Army debated the merits of constitutional democracy, King Charles was scheming to put himself back on the throne. 

 

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After the Battle of Naseby ended the King's chances for military victory, he became the frustrating center of post-war negotiations. 

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After years of muddling along, Parliament created a more professional army. They finally defeated King Charles at Nasbay in June 1645.  

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In late 1643, Parliament sealed a military alliance with the Scots. Their combined force defeated the Royalists at Marston Moor. 

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After negotiations with Parliament broke down, King Charles raised his standard in August, 1642. The opening campaigns of the First Civil War tilted in the Royalists favor. 

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A brief description of the soldiers who fought in the English Civil Wars. 

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The Long Parliament convened in November 1640. Tensions ran high as Parliamentary leaders tried to assert control over the State. 

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The Scots revolted after Charles tried to impose the Book of Common Prayer, forcing the King to recall Parliament.

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In the 1630s, King Charles ruled without Parliament. His financial policies and religious innovations annoyed many of his subjects.

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In 1625 Charles Stuart became king of England, Scotland and Ireland. His relationship with Parliament immediately got off on the wrong foot.

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Welcome to Revolutions.

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