French Revolution section 2 Leighton Williams

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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