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French History

The Storming of the Bastille Part 2

On August 26th, 1789, France’s National Assembly voted in the “Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen”, an unprecedented document written by prominent revolutionaries Robespierre, Mirabeau, Lafayette and Sieyes, which outlined the collective and individual rights of all the people.  Louis XVI was forced...

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The Storming of the Bastille, Part I

In the years leading up to the French Revolution, a series of events triggered significant socioeconomic changes. The formal system of government at the time was known as the Ancient Regime, and the groups within it were labeled “Estates”. The First Estate was the Roman...

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