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The French king faced much resistance from the Third Estate. The commoners did not agree with the social structure and they wanted equality. Made in 1789 the Declaration of the Rights of Man was a document listing the rights and freedoms of all people. It was built upon the idea of Natural Rights or liberty, equality, and fraternity.
The King is taking advantage of the Third Estate. This ends now.
Oct. 5, 1789- Oct. 6 1789: The March on the Palace of Versailles, around 7,000 women with pitchforks marched from Paris to Versailles. They chanted "Bread!" in response to the heavily taxed third estate going through a period of hunger and only being able to eat bread, while King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette feasted off of the taxes.
"The beginning is always today"
During the Revolution there was a period of time known as The Radical Stage, from 1792-1794. The Sans-culottes, believed that the revolutionary government should increase wages, end the food shortage, punish hoarders and deal with the counter-revolutionaries. The Jacobins favored a centralized government and were an extreme group of people. On June 22, 1793 the sans-culottes plotted to and successfully, surrounded the halls of the National Convention and forced 29 Girondin Convention members to be arrested. As mass beheadings began to increase, it was decided that France would temporarily be a dictatorship, in an attempt to save the Republic.
Terror and danger struck France during its Revolution. For a about a year starting from 1793 a time period called the Reign of Terror took place. During this time, the Jacobins and other radicals lead by Maximilien Robespierre, would behad people who opposed their ideas using the guillotine. Those who opposed the government were referred to as tyrants.
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