Women's March To Versailles

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The French revolution is a significant part of world history, as it was one of the major revolutions to occur within Europe. One important aspect of the revolution is the women’s march to Versailles. This major event gave a voice to a class of citizens that did not have one. There were multiple sides to this revolution, the aristocrats in the upper-class, and the lower-class peasants. The success of the revolution was towards the lower-class citizens as they had a collective-conscious to stand up to the King. The aristocrats perceived this as an unnecessary uprising against the regime. One of the outcomes of this uprising is the start of the basic rights of every citizen in France, protecting them from any economic issues to standard labor …show more content…
The Maximum is a safety net in results to the demands the people had during the march, such as setting the highest price for day to day items like bread, salt, fresh meat, charcoal, iron and many more items that the average French citizen would use. There was also a severe penalty to “all persons who sell or purchase the merchandise specified in article 1 for more than maximum price stated…”. Which protects the citizen from any high inflation within the French market, and to make sure that each citizen can afford the items that they need. The maximum established the basic labor laws for people who worked, initiating a minimum wage, and a maximum set of days that a person could work per week. The maximum becomes the basic rights of the citizens in France, initiating a start to a new system in which everybody gets fair treatment. The revolution does continue on expanding on this basic idea, starting a constitution and officially sets the law for the citizens of …show more content…
It was one of the major revolutions to occur in the world. One of the main events in the revolution is the women’s march to Versailles. It revealed contrasting sides to the revolution, the upper-class and the lower-class perspectives. However, the greater success of the revolution went towards the lower-class peasants, as France became an equal society. The ‘old regime’ was demolished, and a new equal system established in France. Making the initial start of the women’s march the first major event and a catalyst to moving France forward to a new

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