HumanitiesWeb.org - Glossary definition: French Revolution
French Revolution
(1789 - 1799)

A series of political acts that began in 1789 by reformers in the French Government to take away the absolute power of the King and the rich landowners and form a Government elected by all the people (a Republic). The slogan of the Revolutionaries was "Liberte, Egalite, et Fraternite".

Back