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Fashion and society (napoleon Bonaparte) By: Presley lee

Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence. He always had to dress very nicely. Napoleon had medium brown hair. On his coats he had gold cuffs. He wore tall socks with his short pants. Napoleon’s shoes were black with a gold buckle on them. When napoleon went on trips he wore loose coat buttoned up to the neck, edged with narrow gold braiding, and a hat with tricolored plume. Miot de Melito at the time of the first Italian Campaign: "I was singularly impressed by his appearance.� Joseph Farington in 1802 observed Napoleon close up: "He was dressed in Blue with White waistcoat and Breeches. His Hat was quite plain with a very small Cockade. The ease with which people of all sorts approached him sufficiently shew'd that He had no personal apprehension. He always was dressed very nice. He wore very expensive clothing. He refused to wear jewelry, Napoleon did call attention to his body by drenching himself daily in cologne, even though he dressed very well he had no eye-brows, or eye-lash to give strong expression. Napoleons fashion really affected him since he was the French military and political leader. Everyone expected him to dress nicely since he was an important man. If he dressed sloppy, society would look at him differently and might not take him seriously. Napoleon went on a bunch of trips and he had to dress casual. He had really great fashion. http://www.wikipedia.org/

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The national assembly (sports) By: Cj 2awson

This newly created assembly immediately attached itself to the capitalists the sources of the credit needed to fund the national debt and to the common people. They consolidated the public debt and declared all existing taxes to have been illegally imposed, but voted in these same taxes provisionally, only as long as the Assembly continued to sit. This restored the confidence of the capitalists and gave them a strong interest in keeping the Assembly in session. As for the common people, the Assembly established a committee of subsistence to deal with food shortages Initially, the Assembly announced (and for the most part probably believed) itself to be operating in the interests of King Louis XVI as well as those of the people. In theory, royal authority still prevailed and new laws continued to require the king’s consent On the morning of June 20, the deputies were shocked to discover the doors to their chamber locked and guarded by soldiers. Immediately fearing the worst and anxious that a royal coup was imminent, the deputies congregated in the king’s nearby indoor tennis court, where they took a solemn collective oath “never to separate, and to meet wherever circumstances demand, until the constitution of the kingdom is established and affirmed on solid foundations”. The deputies pledged to continue to meet until a constitution had been written, despite the royal prohibition. 576 men signed the oath, with only one refusing. The oath was both a revolutionary act and an assertion that political authority derived from the people and their representatives, rather than from the monarch. http://www.wikipedia.org/ .

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The reign of terror By: Matthew Bratcher

The reign of terror has been going on for a couple months now, thousands have died already and were all wondering when is terror going to end? This past week at least 200 has died but the big story is who is next? Mary Plover (30) and her husband Steve Yuck (25) have been convicted of being spies, and have been planning an attack on the King and Queen. Their home has been searched and nothing was found until an unknown person sent a tip in on the attack of the king and queen and they told were they have been planning the attack at. The police have invaded their secret place and have found everything consisting to the attack. Mary and Steve also have two kids- Austin (14) and Sarah (16)- which were surprisingly involved in the attack too! But the police think there is more people involved so Mary, Steve, also their so called kids are being interrogated to the max. Mary, Steve and their “kids� are sentenced to the Guillotine tomorrow afternoon at the center of town. Robespierre will be the one pulling the rope at 3:00. Mary and Steve have been in this town for years and nobody suspected them for being spies. They started to cause suspension when they went missing for a couple days and then it led to a week of being gone, and people started to wonder because they always came back with new clothes, shoes, and jewelry but they had poor jobs. http://www.wikipedia.org/ .

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Obituary By: Presley lee, Cj Lawson, Matthew Bratcher, James Hundall, Brandon Huskisson

Louis XVI was born August 23 , 1754 at the Palace of Versailles. Louis XVI was a Bourbon monarch who ruled as King of France and Navarre until 1791, and then as King of the French from 1791 to 1792. His parents were Louis; dauphin de France, and Marie-Josèphe of Saxony Louis XVI had 4 kids, Louis XVII of France, Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte of France, Louis-Joseph, Duke of Brittany, and Princess Sophie Hélène Béatrix of France. His siblings were Louis XVIII of France, Charles X of France, Princess Elizabeth of France, Clothilde of France. http://www.wikipedia.org/ rd


Page 4 The tennis court oath By: James hundall History was made earlier today in a tennis court in the Saint Louis district of Versailles as 576 of the 577 members of the third estate locked out of the Estates-General signed a pledge. The one member that did not sign it, Joseph Martin-Dauch, said he refused because it was not sanctioned by the king. While everyone was signing it, Joseph sat with his arms crossed and his head down. Christophe Antoine Gerle was discussing the importance of the balance between state and religion. The leader of the group is Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, and they have begun to call themselves the National Assembly. The group said they were shocked to find the chamber doors locked and guarded by doors, so they then decided to gather in a local tennis court and took an oath "not to separate, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established". This is the first time we, the French people, have officially opposed King Louis XVI. This event has triggered many others as well, such as riots. Many French citizens are calling for the king to make a new French constitution. These events have strengthened the assembly’s powers, and forced the king to formally announce that voting of any kind will be based on heads, not estates from now on. This event has also made King Louis XVI aware that he can no longer rely only on ‘divine right’ to keep his power for a long time. This event will go down in the history books. Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis_Court_oath

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The Declaration of Rights of man By: Brandon Huskisson Equality is the most important aspect of the Declaration of 1793. In its second article, equality is the first right mentioned (followed by liberty, security, and property). In Article 3 states "All men are equal by nature and before the law". As such, for the authors of this declaration equality is not only before the law, but it is also a natural right, that is to say, a fact of nature. There was already at that time a school of thought that stated that liberty and equality can quickly become contradictory: indeed liberty doesn't solve social inequalities since there exist some natural inequalities (of talent, intelligence, etc.). That school of thought considered that the government had only to protect liberty and to only proclaim natural equality, and eventually liberty would prevail over social equality since all people have different talents and abilities and are free to exercise them. The question raised by this declaration is how to solve social inequalities. It states that every citizen has a right to public help, that society is indebted to each citizen and therefore has the duty to help them. Citizens have there a right to work and society has a duty to provide relief to those who cannot work. The article declares a right to education. These rights are considered "2nd generation rights of Man", economical and social rights (the first ones would be natural or political). These rights entail a greater government intervention in order to reach society's goal. is a fundamental document of the French Revolution and in the history of human rights, defining the individual and collective rights of all the estates of the realm as universal. Influenced by the doctrine of "natural right", the rights of man are held to be universal: valid at all times and in every place, pertaining to human nature itself. Page 6


The last article of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen was adopted on 26 August 1789, by the National Constitution Assembly during the period of the French Revolution, as the first step toward writing a constitution for France. Inspired by the Enlightenment, the original version of the Declaration was discussed by the representatives on the basis of a 24 article draft proposed by the sixth bureau. The draft was later modified during the debates. A second and lengthier declaration, known as the Declaration of the Rights of man was later adopted. http://www.wikipedia.org/

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The French Revolution  

Napoleon, The French Revolution