French Revolution

By: Alan Nguyen

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Background infomation

  • King was in debt by 4 billion Livres
  • Heavy taxes to paid debt
  • Government had no money
  • Bad harvest, unemployed up, wages down
  • prices up, people starving
  • Queen said "Let 'em eat cake"
  • Eating cake didn't help the starvation problem


  • Storming of the Bastille is the most famous revolt
  • bastille means fortified building and armory
  • People had concerns about the economy
  • Other armories were raided for guns
  • Bakeries and mills were raided for food
  • Attacked Paris Opera
  • Paris Opera represented Aristocratic Luxury
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Effects of the protests

  • freed the 7 prisoners of the Bastille
  • Took the guns from the armories and Bastille
  • Revolts kept the poor and working class poor
  • Storming of the Bastille symbolized that the king has no power
  • Started the change from a Parliamentary government to a popular government
The French Revolution -In a Nutshell

Assessment Response

The participants of the protests demonstrate their beliefs by overthrowing the king and changing the way the country was ruled.