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French Revolution
Updated: 2/19/2020
French Revolution
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  • We need to save our money!
  • Spend more, tax more!
  • The nobles must respect our political views.
  • Let us be known as the "National Assembly!"
  • No!
  • We want equality!
  • The inequality in political power between the upper class and commoners sparked conflict.
  • At last, the beginning of our revolution!
  • Demanding equality, the commoners broke away and formed the National Assembly.
  • Abolish feudalism!
  • Basic human rights!
  • Liberte, egalite, fraternite!
  • Limited monarchy!
  • On the 14th of July 1789, the National Assembly began an attack on Bastille. This fortress was used by French kings to imprison those who politically disagreed with them.
  • DIE!
  • The successful attack on Bastille encouraged commoners to rise up and continue their revolutions, and July 14th was then known as French Independence Day.
  • The National Assembly set the Declaration of the Rights of the Man and of the Citizen of 1789 that spoke for human rights.
  • After the execution of Louis XVI, the Reign of Terror began. The government killed all of those they deemed unloyal.
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