The French Revolution. What were the causes of the French Revolution?. IMAGINE. You are a hardworking peasant, barely surviving. Buying food costs HALF of your income while 10% goes to the church and the rest to taxes.
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The French Revolution
What were the causes of the French Revolution?
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On July 14, 1789, more than 800 Parisians gathered outside the Bastille, a medieval fortress used as a prison. They demanded weapons believed to be stored there.
The commander of the Bastille opened fire on the crowd, and a battle ensued, in which many people were killed.
7. The storming of the Bastille
quickly became a symbol of the
a blow to tyranny.
Today, the French still celebrate
July 14 as Bastille Day.
Veteran armies have never performed greater feats of valor than this leaderless multitude of persons belonging to every class. Workmen of all trades, who mostly ill equipped and unused to arms, boldly affronted the fire from the ramparts and seemed to mock the thunderbolts the enemy hurled at them…
The fury of the crowd continued to increase and their blind wrath did not spare the Marquis de Launay…his head stuck on the point of a pike.