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R EVOLUTION TIME NEWS V OLUME 6, ISSUE 7

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M ARCH 6, 1799

G UILLOTINED V ICTIMS

V ERSAILLES

B Y : BRADY BLYTHE

“The Women’s March on Versailles was so great.” Quoted one boy from the third estate colony. “These brave women should be recognized and be labeled as heroes. Before they attacked all of the ‘3rd Estate’, as they would call us, knew there needed to be a change. We were treated awfully and many of us starved or had to fight for food. We all had to work just to get a slice of bread. Then, these courageous women got together and then came up with a plan. They then decided to storm the castle and attack the queen. They got there eventually and demanded the queen. The queen began to run and try to escape

through secret passages and such, but we got her. She couldn’t make it away from us. Next thing this heartless evil queen does is use two children as body shields. What kind of soulless person does that? Then at gunpoint, instead of the queen being executed, we decided to demand the food and bread and to give it to our people. The king of course gave in, and we finally realized how much power we had. Our people even went a step further and took the king and queen as prisoners of our Estate. That then started a revolution for women showing they can do things and become political leaders and be equal to men. It only took about

7,000 working women armed with pitchforks, pikes, and muskets to gain power over the nobility. Just after a month of the women’s march, they presented and demanding to the new National Assembly

equal rights between men and women.” “women marching towards the kings castle in Versailles “

Today more and more people were executed by the guillotine. All kinds of people have been beheaded an with no real reason. If your name is on the list I suggest you try to escape or else you will get executed. Yesterday hundreds of people were killed and the people don’t care who you are if you did something wrong you were killed. Lets just hope that these executions are stopped soon or else thousands of more people will die and the king is just reigning terror over the people and it should stop.


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S TORMING OF THE BASTILLE B Y : B RITTANY WELLS

P EASANTS STORMING THE B ASTILLE

Paris, France was where the Storming of the Bastille occurred. It was in the late 1700’s (1789 to be exact). That day, July 14th, marked the day the French became free. The people who were involved in the storming were the third estate, consisting of: peasants, the workers of France, and others that weren’t rich nobles and clergies. During this time, King Louis XVI was the ruler. He and his wife, Marie Antoinette, caused France to be in major debt. King Louis was not fair towards all three estates at this time. The first estate, which consisted of the clergy, and the second estate, consisting of the rich nobles, was privileged. Being that

the people of the third estate worked hard for the very little they receive, if any, they were not happy. So, the third estate decided to reconstitute them as the National Assembly, which was supposed to serve as the French Constitution. Although the King opposed this, he had to acknowledge the authority of the assembly. It became renamed as the National Constituent Assembly.

went to the stormed the Hotel des Invalides to get fire arms. Even though the guns weren’t loaded and there were only 7 prisoners at this time, they stormed the Bastille, making every French man FREE!

Being so angry with their unfair treatment, the third estate decided to do something about it. July 14, 1789, is now known as the French Independence Day/ Bastille Day. This was the day that they

TENNIS COURT OATH B Y : SAVANNAH YAWN

The Tennis Court Oath was the development to success during the first days of the French Revolution. On June 17th this oath was signed by 576 to 577 members of the Third Estate in spite of King Louis XIV’s order to distribute. These members took this oath not to stop functioning or break up until a new French Constitution was adopted. By doing this it would have given the Third Estate, a stronger voice and opinion in the Estates General. The men on the Third Estate were passionate supporters of the reform, and they were anxious to be a

part of these topics. When members of the Third Estate arrived at their meeting hall, they found out they were not allowed and it was locked against them. The deputies believed that it was an undisguised attempt by Louis XIV’s to end their opinions to reform and they did not agree with the Kings trickery. A debate quickly occurred as how the Third Estate could protect themselves from the people that wanted to destroy them. Some deputies believed that they should withdraw to Paris where people would be more helpful to protect them from the

King’s army. Mounier warned them by doing this it would be politically dangerous. Therefore, Mounier proposed that the Third Estate adopt an oath of allegiance. This proposed oath said that the members would remain assembled until a constitution had been written. This proposal was a great success. It was punctually written and signed by the 577 members of the Third Estate. Later, this document was named the Tennis Court Oath. The Tennis Court Oath was a forceful statement that the sovereignty of the people did not reside with the King.


BASTILLE COMMONWEALTH COURT ESTATES FRENCH GENERAL LOUIS OATH REIGN REVOLUTION RIGHTS STORMING TENNIS TERROR THE WOMEN XIV

R EIGN OF TERROR B Y : BLAKE ROBY

What started out as another step towards our freedom, has turned into yet another symbol of oppression. The guillotine, what had been originally used to punish the nobles and those who opposed the revolution, is now being used to scaring us into what others believe. Even those who do not speak out against the revolution, but want no part in it, are being executed. We had fought for our rights and brought down the oppressors only to raise another to the throne. The guillotine is even being used to punish those in the public safety committee, is

no one safe? When will the bloodshed end? As long as terror is the governments’ way of control, the people of France will never be happy. Our own people are killing each other on the inside while others are killings outside of France. We originally wanted freedom of speech and now we are too scared to state our opinion. Any one saying Madame or Monsieur instead of citizen, anyone who is even been slightly suspected or off a rumor is guillotined. The guillotine is no longer known as a symbol of the death of the king or even a symbol of death

but a symbol of terror. There are those who have died trying to make peace and those who have died trying to live peacefully, but know that no one is really safe those just trying to live have died. One member of the national assembly states that “all this bloodshed is useless.” Which is what we all need to know, what do they hope to gain by killing us? Safety? Peace? All they are doing is making other governments made and the people of France mad; they are just stretching this war longer than it needs to be. This is truly a reign of terror.


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