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How did the Bastille become the symbol of the French Revolut

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Juju Ferreira

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Transcript of How did the Bastille become the symbol of the French Revolut

How did the Bastille become the symbol of the French Revolution?
What is a Bastille?
The Bastille was a prison and a fortress that was located in Paris. It was constructed around 1369 by Hugh Aubrot (the mayor of Paris under King Charles).
What happened with the Bastille?
They attacked the Bastille by destroying it and killing the guards. It was a big event, since people in Paris started the French Revolution by storming the Bastille in July, 1789
Why was is a symbol to the French Revolution?
The Bastille was a powerful symbol of monarchy because not only the monarchy would punish people there if they did wrong things, as they would also protect themselves from another country. Also it was the start of the french revolution.


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: Juju Ferreira and Felipe Dantas (7B)
Social Studies
: Task Card, French Revolution
“Bastille, a prison that was a symbol of the King's absolute and arbitrary power.”
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