French Revolution

French Revolution

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  • The king is putting overwhelming taxes on his people. They cannot even feed themselves.
  • My children are dying because the taxes are too big. King Louis XVI is a madman!
  • I cannot believe that he is only taxing people in the 3rd estate! He is only taxing the poor people!
  • Marie Antoinette was the queen of France at the time*
  • They have taken the vast majority of our money! Bread is so expensive We cannot feed our families! 
  • And yet the queen strolls around town with her healthy childern! I HATE HER!
  • The men raided the Bastille prison, and the woman raided the queen and king's castle.
  • Men: Lets raid their prison for supplies!
  • Woman: lets raid the queen's castle and take their food and kill her!!!! 
  • So, all the woman of France participated in raided the king's castle . They planned to take kill the queen and take as much food as they could using only kitchen tools and anything sharp that they could find.
  • King
  • KILL THE QUEEN!!
  • Soon after, the king, queen, and their young managed fled to Paris. After that, chaos broke loose , and people started executing anyone that was rich using the guillotine. 
  • We are fleeing to Paris
  • The king and queen ended up getting caught dressed up as poor people. They were then accused of treason and executed using the guillotine.
  • Here is your king!
  • This man is holding up the king's head.
  • By the end of the French revolution, at least 40,000 people were killed by the guillotine. Including Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
  • Basket that hold the heads of the executed.
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