Storming of the Bastille

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  • Analysis Of The Storming Of The Bastille

    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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  • Essay On The Storming Of Bastille

    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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  • Storming Of The Bastille Essay

    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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  • How Did Louis Xvi End The French Revolution

    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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  • Christopher Hibbert's The Days Of The French Revolution

    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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  • Similarities Between The Third Estate And The French Revolution

    It is evident the Third Estate was unsatisfied with its current state because it sought to reform the government incessantly, but made little progress due to the insurmountable resistance from the First and Second Estate. Not wanting to lose their privileges, the other two bodies of this ancient society of orders fought viciously to protect themselves; however, a chain of events ended up dislodging their grip over the French people. The creation of the National Assembly, the storming of the…

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  • 1789-Burden Of The Three Estates Analysis

    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. It demonstrated people power that was derived from the Tennis Court Oath and how they finally retaliated against the corrupt systems of the ancient regime, “people bravely faced death…women…even the children.” This is reflected in source A as the idea of the burden held by the third estate had finally snapped their back. The prison had become a symbol of the monarchy's…

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  • The Solution Essay: The French Revolution

    The French Revolution consisted of several political events before the eventual start of the war at the raid of Bastille. The motion of the revolution began with the Proclamation of the National Assembly which stated, “The title of National Assembly is the only one befitting the Assembly in the actual situation of affairs, because the members composing it are the only representatives lawfully and publicly acknowledged and verified; because they are directly sent by almost the whole of the…

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  • Compare And Contrast The French Revolution And The Mexican Revolution

    government and speak out their voices. The struggle for independence rises due to Napoleon's invasion of Spain. Napoleon was the leader of France at that time. An evidence to prove the point is “Napoleon’s invasion and occupation of Spain from 1808 to 1813 heightened the revolutionary fervor in Mexico and other Spanish colonies.”( The French Revolution officially began with the Storming of Bastille. The Storming of Bastille happen on July 14, 1789 and it is when a mob of angry…

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  • Bastille Research Paper

    Paris, France, The City of Lights, a hotspot for life, culture, and history. Paris is a destination that is no stranger to tourism. Even with the high density of its inhabitant, Paris still has room to accommodate and entertain its tourists. The history of Paris is one of its major selling points to many tourists and visitors. The surrounding area with both its monuments and architecture is able to tell a story. One major historical site is the area where the Bastille formerly stood. The…

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