THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

Changing Images of the King

The following 9 images of Louis XVI cover the time period from 1789 to the execution of the king. Your task is to match each cartoon to one of the events listed below.

 

Cartoon A
Cartoon B

A fanciful representation of the King aiding in the work of transforming the Champ de Mars.

 

A cartoon showing the perilous situation of Louis XIV. He has handed down several cornucopias full of sweets to the people but they are calling for more.

 

Cartoon C
Cartoon D
The King is pleading for mercy, the Queen is beatingher breast and crying "My fault, all my fault."

A Caricature of Louis XVI as a horned pig.

 

 

Cartoon E
Cartoon F

A cartoon called "The Great Step Accomplished" or the "Dawn of a Fine Day," which shows the Frenchman advancing over heads,bastiles, etc., to join with the King and observe the law.

Louis XVI depicted as the "Restorer of French Liberty."

 

 

Cartoon G
Cartoon H

The royal family--or "the baker, the baker's wife, and the baker's boy," as they were called by the bread-hungary crowd.

 

A cartoon representingLouis XVI as "King James" with one face turned towards the Constitution and the other towards the non-juring clergy.

 

Cartoon I
A cartoon titled "Matter for Reflectiion for crowned Jugglers." Under the severed head of Louis XVI is the line from the Marsailles "May an impure blood water our furrows."

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE NINE EVENTS OF THE REVOLUTION WHICH SHOULD BE MATCHED TO THE CARTOONS ABOVE.

1. The Meeting of the Estates General

2. The Night of August 4

3. The march of the Paris women on Versailles

4. The Civil Constitution of the Clergy

5. Louis's acceptance of Mirabeau's proposed constitutional monarchy

6. The Flight to Varennes

7. The legislative Assembly

8. The Brunswick Manifesto

9. The execution of the King

 

After you have matched the cartoons to the events write a paragraph summarizing the changing image of the king between the years 1789 and 1793.