french revolution 2

french revolution 2

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  • The king of France, Louis XVI (1754 - 1793), had been having enormous money problems for years. On the one hand, he was financing his luxurious lifestyle at the Palace of Versailles,
  • We want freedom
  • On 14 July 1789, a state prison on the east side of Paris, known as the Bastille, was attacked by an angry and aggressive mob. The prison had become a symbol of the monarchy’s dictatorial rule, and the event became one of the defining moments in the Revolution that followed.
  • take down the castle 
  • The basic principle of the Declaration was that all “men are born and remain free and equal in rights”
  • More men right
  • Concerned over the high price and scarcity of bread, women from the marketplaces of Paris led the March on Versailles on October 5, 1789. This became one of the most significant events of the French Revolution, eventually forcing the royals to return to Paris.
  • I want more bread
  • Louis ascended to the French throne in 1774 and from the start was unsuited to deal with the severe financial problems that he had inherited from his grandfather, King Louis XV. In 1789,
  • The Legislative Assembly, the legislature of revolutionary France from October 1, 1791 to September 20, 1792, provided the focus of political debate and revolutionary law-making. However, its tenure overlapped with a period of extreme political and social chaos.
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