The French Revolution

The French Revolution

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  • The French Revolution
  • Nobility
  • Clergy
  • King
  • Peasants and Workers
  • Yes, it is happening in America. They want equality, liberty, and democracy. 
  • Hey! Have you heard of enlightenment?
  • Oh! That sounds pretty good!
  • By Abby Groncki
  • Extra! Extra! Headlines Today: The king and queen are keeping secrets from us? We need to kill more people!
  • In France in the 1780's all of the people of France were divided into estates. The top estate was the Clergy and consisted of 5% of the population. The next estate was 1.5% of the population and were the nobles. The rest of the population were the peasants and workers. All of the people were ruled by the king.
  • Stop hoarding all the grain, Marie Antoinette! We want you to move to Paris!
  • The American Revolution inspired the French to question their systems. Equality sounded pretty good to the lower estates.
  • Jean-Paul Marat was an influential propagandist who wrote a newspaper spreading rumors about the royal family and convincing people that blood and violence is the answer.
  • Women were a very big part of the French Revolution. Women led the peasants march in 1789. They marched to Versaille and force the king and queen to move to Paris.
  • The storming of the Bastille happened in 1789 and was a major event that set the tone that mob violence gets you what you want. The lower estates needed weapons, so they stormed the prison. They killed the guards of the prison, and displayed the head of Governor de Launay on a stick.
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