Storming of the Bastille

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    The crowd which stormed the Bastille was not made up of the upper class of the Third Estate, nor did it consist of vagrants or vagabonds or other so called undesirables, the crowd was in large part composed of the ‘urban working class,’ artisans, petty tradesmen, shopkeepers, and militiamen(Rudé PAGE). The attack on the Bastille was not simply mob violence, but it was not an organized politically calculated strike against the monarchy either. At its core the storming of the Bastille was a defensive action taken by Parisians fearful that foreign troops would enter the city to kill them and to dissolve the National Assembly. Crowds through out Paris had been raiding church and government buildings in the days and weeks leading up 14 July 1789.…

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    The Storming of the Bastille You are in a park with you family having a picnic. You had just got back from seeing a parade and will be watching fireworks later that night. Families all around you are celebrating. Everywhere you look, you see red, white, and blue. Is this the Fourth of July? Close. It’s the 14th of July. You’re French and celebrating Bastille Day. It has been a national holiday since 1878 in honor of rioters attacking the Bastille, a political prison, in 1789. It was the…

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    The storming of Bastille was an incident that occurred in the afternoon of July 14th 1789 in Paris, France. The Bastille was a political prison represented by royal authorities in Paris in which there were only seven inmates in at the time of its storming. The political prison and armory was seen as a symbol of monarchy’s abuse of power. Its fall was the significant start of the French revolution. During Louis XVI’s reign, France was faced with an economic crisis due to the cost of intervening…

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    The inclination to engage in violence during the Storming of the Bastille was not an exception but the norm. Less than a month after this monumental event, peasants revolted, destroying a number of medieval documents and forcing feudalism to be abolished. The violence would continue on October 5, 1789 with the March on Versailles, which is perhaps one of the most shocking events of the revolution. Thousands of women marched on Versailles declaring their need for bread. Their anger was directed…

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    On July 14th, 1789, the fortress built in the late 1300s to protect Paris during the Hundred Years’ War, was being attacked. The revolutionaries who stormed the Bastille prison were mostly store owners and craftsmen, who also happened to be residents of Paris. The Third Estate recently urged the king and demanded that the common people had more of a say in the French government. They were anxious that he was preparing the troops for an attack. In order to get weapons, armor, and other supplies,…

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    This statement is false because the storming of the Bastille accomplished basically nothing. Some may argue, the Bastille was a power symbol of the king but, in reality the people made this up themselves by starting rumors that many people disappeared and went to this prison. This monumental prison meant nothing to the king, in fact he just thought it was a riot, plus there were only seven prisoners. “Louis XVI drew back, leaving the people of Paris convinced” (Doyle, 111). Louis XVI and the…

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    The Days of the French Revolution, by Christopher Hibbert, contains many different perspectives of the historical figures during this time period. Characters like Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette are portrayed in a more sympathetic view compared to other accounts. Along with all essential personnel, the novel includes the most crucial events from this critical period. For example, the capture of Bastille prison is pictured as a turning point when it came to the views of the general populace.…

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    The Storming of the Bastille The Storming of the Bastille an event that started the French Revolution. The Bastille was a building that was made to protect the French from the English attacking them. The Bastille used to be used as a prison where all the prisoners that were sent there, were sent because the King sent them there. Royal authorities transferred 250 barrels of gunpowder from the Bastille to the Paris Arsenal so it was a lot easier to attack. On July 14, 1789 common people, armed…

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    The Storming of the Bastille was a major turning point in the French Revolution.1 It was the start of violent uprisings against the king, and an important moment in the growth of nationalism. Violence and fear had been growing in Paris. On July 13, 1789 rumours that the King was planning an attack on the National Assembly spread,2 and this panicked the Parisians.3 A group of craftsmen and salesmen convened, and they went to the Invalides to steal weapons.4 The Invalides refers to The Hôtel…

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    In the beginning of the French Revolution, all problems the third estate were facing were mostly pushed by the bourgeoisie. The people that had actually fought for almost all of the causes were the peasants. Peasants, the heart of the revolution, took the major steps in the revolution including the March on Versailles, Storming of the Bastille and the execution of the king. Peasants fought because the king had not provided enough to them. By fighting, the peasants showed that you did not need…

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