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  • We need bread!
  • We hate you! 
  • As the price of grain was rising the people of France were having a harder time providing for their families. In response women (mostly those who sold fish at markets) began to march in revolt. More and more people joined their march and soon they had taken over the city hall. This event was significant because it shows the people of France reacting to being pushed past their limit. In a fair society should these women be rewarded for their march with a lowered price of grain?
  • As the momentum of the march grew the protestors moved on to Versailles. They arrived at the palace demanding to meet the king. Soon the guards could not hold off the crowd any longer and they stormed the palace. They came in with the intention of killing Marie Antoinette but she was able to escape before  they reached her room.  This is significant because the power of the people is now greater than the monarchies. Is the protestors violence justified if overtaking the palace results in a just society?
  • After the storming of Versailles the people demanded that the monarchy move from Versailles to France. With the crowd egging them on the king and queen moved to Paris. The crowd had grown even larger at this point and if the monarchy had not agreed to moving they probably would have been killed. This is the last time they will ever live in Versailles. This is significant because the monarchy holds less power in Paris. Do you think moving the monarchy was effective or just delaying the monarchies execution?
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