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  • Estates General/Tennis Court Oath
  • The Storming of the Bastille, July 14, 1789
  • The Decree Abolishing the Feudal System, August 4, 1789
  • The Estates General was an assembly of representatives from each of the three estates from all areas all over France. They voted to declare themselves the National Assembly, an assembly not of the Estates-General, but of 'The People'.
  • The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, August 27, 1789
  • The Bastille was attacked because there was gunpowder stored there and the peasants couldn't get to the king. The king reacted by asking if it was a revolt.
  • The Woman's March on Versailles, October 5th-6th, 1789
  • The National Assembly reacted to the outrage of the peasants by abolishing the Feudal System and all of the laws and customs that accompanied it.
  • The Constitution of 1791, September 3, 1791
  • The declaration was to serve as a reminder to society and the governing bodies that everyone had equal rights and that their duty was to serve all citizens, not just the social elite.
  • Women marched to the king and queen because of the shortage of bread. They broke into the castle and forced them to move to Paris, where the people basically ruled them.
  • In this pamphlet she provides a declaration of the rights of women to parallel the one for men, thus criticizing the deputies for having forgotten women. De Gouges was executed in 1793, condemned as a counterrevolutionary and denounced as an "unnatural" woman.
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