The French Revolution

Its Impact on Human Consciousness

On July 14, 1789, a mob of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille and seized the king’s military stores. A decade of idealism, war, murder, and carnage followed, bringing about the end of feudalism and the rise of equality and a new world order.

The French revolution was a very significant period in our western civilization.

The French revolution vividly unfolds in a maelstrom of violence, discontent, and fundamental change. (King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Maximilien Robespierre, and Napoleon Bonaparte). In the French Revolution we need to explore the legacy that — now more than ever — stands as both a warning and a guidepost for this new millennium.

The French Revolution is without question was one of the most important events of the 18th century if not in world history. It’s ultimately tragic end, culminating in the reign of terror and the execution of even its own outspoken creators, add to the drama of what was to be the crowning achievement of the age of reason and enlightenment.