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My Firsthand Account of Storming The Bastille

How The Third Estate Began The Revolution

Quentin German

on 21 December 2012

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Transcript of My Firsthand Account of Storming The Bastille

The Story of How I Stormed The Bastille! Background Knowkledge Beforehand The Battle Re-Decorating The Battle con. Bastille Day Work Cited -The Bastille was a fortress is Paris, built in the 14th century: a prison until its destruction in 1789, at the beginning of the French Revolution The Bastille was used as a prison in France.
It was symbolized as the absolute power that
the second estate (which was the nobility) had over the third estate. Thats why I really wanted to participate in this event. After the cannons began firing from the fort by Lieutenant Deflue and his men trying to keep all of us out, We all eventually got inside of the fort! It was probably one of the happiest moments of my entire life. We decided to let all of the captured revolutionists out and that is when we began our "re-decorating"! Every single person there began tearing down
just began to tear down the fortress brick for brick for brick. At first, I was completely against it, but i didn't exactly know why. After a few of my friends who were there with me explained it, I understood that they were only doing it so that it would take away power of nobility and show them that the third estate had some form of power. Tearing down the huge fortress was only the beginning of the this crazy recklessness. This had only brought on a huge revolution that took away all of the second estates power and changed France into a republic. This was only the beginning of an era in which France rose to a very powerful country after their ten year revoltion and the Napoleanic era. http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/articles/france/french-revolution-storming-the-bastille/1002 -The Bastille was 79 feet (24 m) and opened during 1383. It was destroyed on July 15, 1789 A bloodthirsty mob that I was part of marched to the fortress in search of gun powder and prisoners taken by the king. We were also trying to give the third estate a voice by showing that we have power. http://library.thinkquest.org/c006257/revolution/stormingofbastille.shtml http://www.thefreedictionary.com/The+Bastille
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