Bastille/ Versailles

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  • The Storming of the Bastille
  • WE SURRENDER!
  • CHARGE!
  • The March on Versaille
  • WE WANT BREAD!
  • Let them eat cake!
  • WE DON'T WANT CAKE!
  • The Reign of Terror
  • OFF WITH HIS HEAD!
  • I can't look at that!
  • On July 14, 1789, members of the Third Estate stormed an old prison called the Bastille. They broke in with hopes of finding weapons and gunpowder. This was the start of the French Revolution. It was a move towards a democracy because they rebelled against the king.
  • The March on Versailles was a group of 3,000 angry Prussian women that marched all the from Paris to the king's palace in Versailles. They stayed until the king promised to lower bread prices. This is a move towards democracy because they fought for the rights of women and equality.
  • The Reign of Terror was lead by Robespierre. Anyone that was accused of treason, or betrayed France, was executed by guillotine. They got rid of King Louis XVI and anyone who believed in the old monarchy. This was a move towards a democracy because they created a republic.
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