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FRENCH PAPER 89

The French Daily Volume 1, Issue 1

November 11, 1789

Awesome Articles 

The Women’s March on Versailles.

The Palace of Versailles.

The Reign of Terror

The Tennis Court Oath.

The Execution of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

Inside this issue:

Fashion and Society page.

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Editorial.

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Letters to the Edi- 2 tor. Advertisements.

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Article about the great King Louis.

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Sources.

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Crossword puzzle

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RIOTS! By: Keeonna Reynolds Would you like to know about the many different clothing people wear? Fashion always differs between social classes. The wealthy are able to afford new clothing and fine materials. The first class wears long beautiful dress with jewels all over it. The middle class would also have worn stockings and a type of pants, but they would have worn wool or cotton and not silk like the first class did. The peasants wore long pants. They were made of wool or cotton and would have been very simple colors like green, brown, and black with white

shirts. The women still wore long dresses, but they were of simpler designs and materials than the upper class. Women played a big part in the French Revolution.

The Women’s March on Versailles was a very important time in history, especially the fashion there. You could always tell who was what class from the examples above. The Women’s March on Versailles started on October 5th, 1789. It is also called the October March. It is one of the earliest events in the French Revolution. The women were rioting. This event was

the Palace of Versailles.

This is a picture of the Women fighting in the March of Versailles.

The king is spending our money again!! By: Tyler Boyle Everyone knows the financial situation of France right now. We are spending large amounts of money towards the American Revolution to help fight against the British. We also lost a large majority of our money during

the Seven Years War with Great Britain. The First and Second Estate pay little to no taxes. All this spending and very little income seem like a recipe for disaster somewhere down the road. So it only seems logical that the gov-

ernment would start to cut back on spending and raise taxes on the First and Second Estate. Well I was wrong. Since we have a nineteen year old as a King who doesn’t know a thing about politics or how


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The king is spending our money cont. By: Tyler Boyle

This is a picture of the Place in Versailles.

to save a few dollars, he has decided to spend over 2 billion dollars to build himself a place in Versailles. I think that this is probably the dumbest thing that anyone could possibly do in the financial situation we are in right now. There is no reason that the King needs to build a new palace and move the capital to Versailles when there

is no problem with his current home in Paris. The entire property is 19,262 acres. That is extremely large when a large majority of the property is gardens. There is no need for such a large property when large amounts of that could go to something productive like farming which actually is a source of income. All the King and Queen

will do with all the land is host parties and spend more money on the upkeep for the garden. I think that those two billion dollars spent could have gone to something more productive like lowering the national debt.

Dear Jack By: Jacob Livers Dear Editor, The executions are growing in numbers every day. I barely have any family or friends left, and I’m afraid that soon I’ll have no one. Plus with the destruction of Christianity, and new calendar, it doesn’t seem like there’s much more of a future for France. I’ve even heard

rumors that the king and queen are soon to be executed for high treason. I believe it’s time for someone to step up against Robespierre and the Committee of Public Safety. I don’t know if I’m the only one who thinks this, but I do know that pretty soon I won’t have anything left, and I’ll be kiss-

ing the National Razor myself. What do you think? Will someone take action? I’d like something to look forward to at this point in my life! Sincerely, Anonymous

Dear Jack cont. By: Jacob Livers Dear Anonymous, The point of the Terror is for us bystanders and peasants to fear the government, and to avoid the National Razor by not becoming the enemies of the revolution. Even though most of the beheaded are simply innocent. In my opinion, soon things will be even

more chaotic than they are now. And the rumors about King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette becoming trialed and executed for high treason are true. But be careful about what you say walking around the streets, they’ll execute anyone they find suspicion about. But I have heard of rumors

about an assembly being born for the good of the people. So don’t give up complete hope yet! Sincerely, Editor


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Tennis Time! By: Mary Haynes If you haven’t heard the news of the unusual conference that was held on June 20th then you haven’t been reading the newspaper! On June 20th there were 576 out of 577 members of the 3rd estate that signed an oath, in the Royal tennis court near the Palace of Versailles. The one member who did

not sign the oath was Joseph Martin-Dauch. The oath stated that they would not to separate, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established.

“They all signed

Tennis Time cont. By: Mary Haynes A piece of advice for the third estate would to keep their ground strong, they all signed an oath and made a commitment of not separating until there was a constitution created for the kingdom. The third estate is treated poorly and needs to take a

stand and this oath is a good way to do so. The oath has been said to be “an indicator of the Assembly’s commitment to anarchy”. However, the oath is just simply recognizing that the third estate is choosing to stick together and not separate

and to reassemble when necessary.

deputies that they appointed for his sentence. Louis was prepared for the guillotine with his hair being cut off while in a prison cell, waiting to be taken away in a closed carriage. As he reached the Place de la Revolution of Paris, he took of his jacket and had his hands tied behind his

made a commitment of not separating until there was a constitution created for the kingdom.”

King Louis XVI is DEAD By: Adam Murphy Louis XVI is executed on January 21, 1793. King Louis XVI is sentenced to death by The National Convention. Louis was arrested on August 13, 1792. During his trial, he was sentenced for High Treason and Crimes against the state. The Convention declared the death penalty from the

an oath and

back as he went up to be executed. With his hair cut and him tied down not capable of escape, the executioner cranked the blade to the top, as the mechanism released the sharp blade, it fell severing his head from his body.


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Marie Antoinette is sentenced to the guillotine by a tribunal. Marie and Louis along with their son tried to escape France by dressing up as peasants so that they wouldn’t be recognized by the

people. They tried to escape because an angry mob

formed and marched to Versailles and forced the family to move. They had no other choice but to escape to Austria, but they were apprehended and carried back to Paris. She was sentenced for treason and sexual


Keeonna, Mary, Jacob, Adam and Tyler