King Louis called the Assembly of Notables in early 1787 to approve a major fincancial reform package. But intead of rubber stamping the package, the Notables scrutinized every detail.
Direct Link: 3.5- The Assembly of Notables
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Just as the financial situation was about to explode the monarchy was hit by a public relations nightmare.
Direct Link: 3.4- Necker and the Necklace
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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.
Direct Link: 3.3- Resistance to Reform
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The Ancien Regime was a mess in desperate need of reform.
Direct Link: 3.2- The Broken Regime
[Update: Fixed pronunciation of "taille."]
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The population of pre-Revolutionary France was divided into Three Estates: the Church, the Nobility and Everyone Else.
Direct Link: 3.1 The Three Estates
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Tours. Episode Numbering. Money. Parlez-vous français?
Direct Link: 3.0 Revolutions Podcast Update
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The ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights marks the end of the Revolutionary Era.
Direct Link: 031- The Rising Sun
In a nice little synchronicity I wound up spending this morning at James Madison Park.
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Hang them on the wall of every classroom.
Direct Link: 031a- The Bill of Rights
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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.
Direct Link: 030- The Critical Period
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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.
Direct Link: 029- The Articles of Confederation
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