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The importance of the following years in concern with French Revolution was-
1774 – Louis XVI becomes the King of France. France had the Monarchical form of government. It is a form of government where king or queen rules the country. When he acquired the throne, he found empty treasure, and for this, he imposed many taxes on the people. Also to meet the expenses of the army, court and state he imposed various indirect and direct taxes on people.
1789– The citizen who came under the third estate was not provided rights. When they demanded the right to vote, the king rejected their proposal. As a result, on 20th June 1789, the representatives of the third estate assembled in the hall of an indoor tennis court on the grounds of Versailles on and swore not to leave until the constitution is drafted. This was led by the Mirabeau who realised that it was important to remove the feudal privileges given to the clergy and nobles. He also brought the journal and gave a powerful and encouraging speech to the crowd at Versailles during the formation of the national assembly.
1791- The constitution of 1791 was formed. According to which, the powers of the monarch were made limited. It means that the main focus is to remove the power from the hands of one. For this different institution was created, i.e., Legislature, Executive and Judiciary. They had the power to create laws in the National assembly. The members of the national assembly were indirectly elected. The people who were chosen as a part of a group of electors were allowed to choose the members of the Assembly. The men above 25 years of age had the Right to Vote. Thus, France becomes a Constitutional Monarchy.
1804 – When the French revolution ended, Napoleon Bonaparte became the emperor of France in 1804. Napoleon Bonaparte was a military leader who acquired power during the French Revolution. He led various campaigns and wars. He saw himself as a modernizer of France. His main purpose was to conquer neighbouring European countries, removing dynasties from their power and to create kingdoms on the places where the member of his family lives.
1815 – When Napoleon Bonaparte became the emperor of France in 1804, people were happy. Napoleon Bonaparte called as a Liberator because of his policies and his promises which made people believe that he will bring freedom. He also introduced laws like - protection of private property and a uniform system of weights and measures based on the decimal system. But eventually, people began to saw him and his army as an invading force and finally in 1815; he was defeated at Waterloo.
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