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France

Kevin Worrell

Miss Armstrong

11-29-2017

English 2

1st period

History of France


France has a very interesting history story. About 2 million years ago new humans founded a territory that is now known as France. The Romans named the territory Gaul when they occupied the area. West Francia was made by a treaty in 843, which is now France. From 1337 to 1453, the 100 year war was battled including many battles were battled to find a ruler of France. The French Revolution started in 1789 getting rid of monarchy in the country. In 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte declared himself ruler of france. He started wars with countries around France. In 1815, Napoleon lost the Battle of Waterloo. Later in both World Wars’, the country suffered major losses. In our day, the country in now a powerful country. The history of France is important to France itself because it shows how far the country has come to where the country is now (France).

History of food in France


The food history in France is very mouth watering. After the uprising, a numerous amount of cooks opened places where foods were available for any social class. Each chef will start to prepare different dishes, which means services are quicker in the restaurants. World war 1 heralded today’s, French ways’ of cooking. This change improved many aspect of their ways’ of cooking. Around the 1980’s the new way of cooking french cuisine wasn’t really cutting it, so most chefs started to cook cuisine in a high fashion again,even though they still used some of the new techniques. Today’s French cuisine has a mix of high and new ways of cooking, but the food will always be available to anyone. The history of France is important because it shows that in this country you don’t have to be rich to get great food, you can be part of the common man and get great food (Franklin).

History of the Social Classes in France


The social class history in France has an interesting history. The 1st Estate was responsible for the Catholic church and some government tasks. They didn’t have pay taxes. The 2nd Estate was all the aristocrats. Everything that they have was inherited. They didn’t pay taxes either. The 3rd Estate went from peasants up to lawyers. They made up 96% of the French population. They paid all the taxes. Eventually the 3rd Estate left to create a new government body. In 1789, the Declaration of the Rights of Man was created. This states all the natural rights as a person.  The social class history of France is important because it shows how the country has matured over these years.

Works Cited


Geographic, National. “France.” National Geographic Kids, National Geographic, 2017, kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/countries/france/#france-eiffel-tower.jpg.


Franklin, Rebecca. “A Brief History and Timeline of French Food.” The Spruce, The Spruce, 16 Oct. 2017, https://www.thespruce.com/history-of-french-food-1375346.


 Carroll, Erin. “The Class System in the French Revolution.” Study.com, Study.com, http://study.com/academy/lesson/the-class-system-in-the-french-revolution.html.