King Louis XVI: Recommended Goals for 1789

A 5 page letter to King Louis XVI. Written as though a philosophical advisor to the king in 1788 was providing advice as to goals for the upcoming year. Suggests that a greater concern for the conditions of the commoner is necessary if revolution is to be prevented. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Louis XVI (1754-1793)

A 5 page overview of the life of Louis XVI the last king of ancient regime France. Gives a brief background of Louis VVI and discusses his attempts at regaining economic, political and social control of France and his inability to do so. Discusses the overthrow of the monarchy and the fall of Louis XVI. Bibliography lists four sources.

Louis XVI

A 9 page overview of the reign of the French King Louis XVI. Discusses his role in the American Revolution and the French Revolution. Concludes that for the most part he was ineffective and did little overall to promote a more equal lifestyle for the three classes in France. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

King Louis XVI and the French Revolution

This five-page-paper presents a discussion on the contribution that King Louis XVI made to the French Revolution. Bibliography lists seven sources.

The Historical Significance of Documents and Events Surrounding the French Revolution

This 7 page paper provides an overview of several documents (The Third Estate, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, and the Declaration of the Rights of Woman). The historical significance of these documents as well as the trial of Louis XVI is discussed. Bibliography lists 1 source.

The French Revolution

A 5 page overview of the French Revolution. The author contends that this revolution had its roots deeply imbedded in France's history. The problems leading up to the revolution, in fact, can be traced some one-hundred years to a point preceding it, to a point even before the reign of Louis XIV the grandfather of Louis XVI. This revolution was replete with much bloodshed and can not be characterized as a "glorious" revolution such as that experienced in England in the previous century. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

French Nationalism

A 12 page research paper that examines the basis of French nationalism within the framework of the French Revolution of 1789. French colonialism and the French Algerian war are discussed in this context. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

The French Revolution

In 7 pages, the author discusses the years of the French Revolution and how the France of 1789 was different from the France of 1815. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

French Revolution of 1789/Pivotal Point in History

A 5 page research paper that argues the position that the French Revolution of 1789 was a pivotal point in history. In other words, everything that had occurred in recent world history led up to and influenced the coming of the French Revolution and then the Revolution influenced everything that came afterward. Examination of this topic shows that there is a great deal of validity to the position that the French Revolution was the most significant historical event of this era. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Hibbert's 'Days of the French Revolution / Book Review'

A 5 page review of Christopher Hibbert's 'Days of the French Revolution' -- a book detailing the socio-political events surrounding the conflict of 1789. The primary source is cited in bibliography.

The French Revolution of 1848

20 pages in length. An in-depth sociopolitical analysis of the causal factors behind the (second) French Revolution of 1848. Some comparisons are made between this incident and the (first) Revolution of 1789. Many scholarly `opinions are incorporated. Bibliography lists 15+ sources.

The Storming of the Bastille

This 6 page paper provides an overview of the central arguments and underpinnings of the French Revolution of 1789. This paper assesses the arguments of Norman Hampson, who has argued that frustrated attempts at moderation could have established a new society peacefully, but that the nobility blocked this kind of process. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

The Colonists Versus King George III of England

This 5 page report discusses the arguments that could be used to defend King George (1738-1820) of England against the charges against him by the American colonists prior to the Revolutionary War. This report argues that King George III should not be blamed for having “lost America” and that the actions leading to the colonial rebellion and the Revolutionary War was due to the advice of the King’s numerous counselors, as well as the British Parliament. King George III was eventually hated in America because he insisted upon linking himself with that Parliament. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Martin Luther King’s Ideals of Non-Violent Social Changes in Relation to the Civil Rights Movement and Legal System of His Time and Since

This is a 6 page paper outlining Martin Luther King’s messages on non-violence and brotherly love on the legal system during his time and in modern day. An outline of the civil rights movements during the time of Martin Luther King and their effects on the legal system in the United States were prominent in their time but have since evolved into quite a different movement in today’s society. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, King and his colleagues promoted the non-violent action towards peace and equality among men and women in the country. Inspired by Gandhi’s non-violent ideals, King was often criticized by other activists of the “black power” movement who demanded more action and protests rather than peaceful initiatives. Nevertheless, because of many of the peaceful initiatives backed by King affiliated well developed organizations, many civil rights policies were implemented in the legal system during King’s time. In the years since King’s death however, the social movements in the black and social rights communities have changed into more conservative movements and focused largely on the political climate and unemployment, illegal drugs, violence and urban blight. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

“Why We Can’t Wait”: A Review of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Strategy for Civil Reform

A 6 page discussion of the manner in which Dr. Martin Luther King utilized patience and strategy in implementing civil reform in regard to black rights. This paper contends that despite the title of Dr. King’s most popular book, Dr. King did wait till the time was right for each measure of his complicated civil rights movement. Bibliography lists 4 sources.