French Revolution section 2 Leighton Williams
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Citizens of the third estate have the muskets, but they still need one thing for the revolution: gunpowder. All of it is stockpiled in the Bastille, a fortress prison in Paris.
Storming the Bastille
The people storm the Bastille and tear it down on, brick by brick,on July 14, destroying a symbol of absolute despotism.
The violence of the rebellion spread to the countryside, where peasants revolted, waving torches and pitchforks.
The Great Fear
They raided the nobles mansions and burned papers that required them to pay feudal dues
The women of Paris stormed Versailles, the royal palace. They were after the grain and flour needed to make bread, and more importantly, to capture the King and Marie Antoinette.
The March on Versailles
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