The French Revolution And The Revolution Of The Bastille

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Through the events of the French Revolution, the implications of the fight for justice from 1789 is still visible today around France through slogans such as ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’. The French Revolution was not only important in spreading the notion of democracy in France, but the event also sparked revolutions of the people throughout Europe and South America. These revolutions sought to uphold the principals of the French Revolution in establishing governments that would secure their natural rights and protect against the abuses of absolutism. The revolution would ultimately urge France to change its government to a democracy as a whole. Specifically, through the work of David Andress the Storming of the Bastille particularly was very important in the course of the revolution to get France to where it is today. The Tennis Court Oath and the Storming of the Bastille were both very significant events for the French Revolution. During the past few years and the beginning of 1789, France was suffering from a financial crisis created by King Louis XVI and and his wife, Marie Antoinette. The French government was nearly bankrupt due to the massive deficit spending the royal family. Throughout France, there was also bad inflation from the lack of control over grain, which in turn created a general rise in prices. The high grain price caused inflation in other foods and goods such as bread which is made from grain. Subsequently, many people could not afford…
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