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  • March on Versailles(Peasants March)
  • Charlotte Corday
  • Conditions Present in France in the 1780's
  • Oh No... We are going to have to raise the price of bread because my crops are not growing!
  • On October 5th, 1789, an angry mob of 7,000 women with pitchforks and muskets marched to Versailles from Paris. They did this because the price of bread was increased and they believed that Marie Antoinette was hiding grain. The result of this is the king signs the Declaration of the Right of Men and Marie Antoinette and King Louie XV1 move to Paris.
  • Role of Enlightment
  • Bourgeoisie
  • Peasants(80% of population)
  • Charlotte Corday blamed Jean-Paul Marat for the extreme course that the revolution had made. She assassinated Marat and then later was sentenced to the guillotine for being condemned a trader who killed a representative of the people. Marat is now called a Martyr and the his propaganda ended.
  • Role of the Press
  • Five or six hundred heads cut off would ensure your freedom, repose, and happiness
  • During the French Revolution, crops were low due to harsh winter's and bugs eating the crops. This caused the price of bread to increase, the March on Versailles, and left some people hungry.
  • The French Revolution
  • The bourgeoisie was a growing merchant group of people in the 3rd estate.  They played a role in the enlightenment ideas such as equality, liberty, and democracy. The bourgeoisie was important because they had mone and power. They helped the peasants, which was 80% of the population. This showed how everyone had a say and was a step closer to being equal to the other estates.
  • Jean-Paul Marat was partially known for writing the "L'Ami du peuple ," which mainly attacked the most influential and powerful groups, including Jaques Necker, the finance minister and the aristocrats who he blamed for plotting to end the revolution. This then made him more protected and had more power.
  • The French Revolution was a period of time in France when the people overthrew the monarchy and took control of the government between 1789 and 1799.
  • The French Revolution  1789-1799
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