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  • La Salle La Salle
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    La Salle La Salle, Ren'e-Robert Cavalier, Si eur de (1643-1687), French explorer in North America, who navigated the length of the Mississippi River and claimed the Louisiana region for France. La Salle was born on November 22, 1643, in Rouen, France, and educated by the Jesuits. In 1666 he immigrated to Canada, was granted land on the St. Lawrence River, and became a trader. From 1669 to 1670 he explored the region south of Lakes Ontario and Erie, and he later claimed to have discovered the Ohi...
  • Cardinal Richelieu
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    The Accomplishments of Cardinal Richelieu Essay submitted by Up until the mid 17th century, it was evident that France was by no means a major player in the field of European affairs. Spain was still the most powerful state as it held a dominant monopoly over European commerce and economics. However, by 1648, this power would shift, and France would come into its own in terms of political and economic influence. The transfer of power was aided by a weakening of the Spanish Empire, along with the...
  • Caused The French Revolution France
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    What Caused the French Revolution France had a large population and prosperous trade during the 1700's. It was considered to be the most advanced country of Europe. However, when high taxes and disturbing questions about the Enlightenment were sprung upon the French citizens, mainly the Third Estate of the Old Regime, the people needed a change. King Louis XVI left these problems of France unresolved and contributed to new dilemmas. Thus the French Revolution was started by such causes as the th...
  • King Of France
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    The causes of the French Revolution, the uprising which brought the regime of King Louis XVI to an end, were manifold. France in 1789 was one of the richest and most powerful nations in Europe; only in Great Britain and the Netherlands did the common people have more freedom and less chance of arbitrary punishment. Nevertheless, the ancien r'e gime was brought down, partly by its own rigidity in the face of a changing world, partly by the ambitions of a rising bourgeoisie, allied with aggrieved ...
  • King And The Other Two Estates
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    The Causes Of The French Revolution In the 17th and 18th centuries, France was ruled by an absolute government. The king had all the political power. And the kings who came after him were despots. For example, anyone who criticized the government could be arrested and put in prison without trial. Louis XIV at least ruled this country efficiently. Last French kings were not good rulers. Louis XIV (1774-1793) was king at the time of the French Revolution. He was more interested in hunting than gov...
  • Civil Constitution The Assembly
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    Creating a new Society 14 July 1789 to 9 Thermidor II, (27 July 1794) (snapshot Napoleonic France 1804) According to Joseph Weber, foster brother of Queen Antoinette, there were three primary causes of the French revolution 'the disorder of the finances, the state of mind, and the war in America. ' The 'disorder in the finances' acknowledged that the bankruptcy of the monarchy opened the doors to defiance of the King's authority. The greatest single cause of the revolution was the economic crisi...
  • Legislative Authority In A Legislative Assembly
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    ... ive members of the Constituent Assembly, which followed the king to Paris, handed in their resignations. In Paris, both the court and the assembly became increasingly subject to pressures from its citizens. Radical sentiment became predominant in the assembly, but the original objective, a constitutional monarchy, was retained. The first draft of the constitution received the approval of the French monarch on July 14, 1790. By the terms of the document, the provinces of France were abolished...
  • Absolutism In France
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    Richelieu Richelieu was a French cardinal and statesman, who more than anyone else promoted absolutism in France and laid the foundations of the country's 17th-century grandness. He was born in Paris on September 9, 1585, and set out on a military career. In order to retain the bishopric of Lu on in the family, however, Richelieu switched to theology and at age 22 was ordained a bishop. As a representative to the Estates-General in 1614, he found a grip in political life and soon won the favor o...
  • Joan's Claim
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    On the night of the feast of the Epiphany (January 6th) at the end of the Christmas season, in the year 1412 during the final waning period of the relative peace secured by the Truce pf Leulinghen, a baby was born to Jacques Darc and his wife Isabelle in the village of Domremy. She was christened Jehanne ("Joan") after her godmothers Jehanne Royer and Jehanne de Vite au. Her childhood was spent among the forests and strawberry- covered fields of the Meuse River valley, far from the northern regi...
  • King Of France
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    Here we have a teenage country girl that heard voices that told her to help Charles become the King of France and do the will of God. In order to do this, she needed to lead an army to remove the English from Reims. She was able to convince the King to provide her with a small army to accomplish this. Joan was eventually captured at Compiegne when she was left outside and couldn't get on the drawbridge in time. Joan was captured and found guilty of going against the church and was burned. During...

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