The Bloody Walk to Liberty

“Little by little, the old world crumbled, and not once did the king imagine that some of the pieces might fall on him.” ― Jennifer Donnelly. 

Images of the French Revolution may flash in your head at first thought, but death and violence occurred for certain reasons. When a revolution occurs, it means something needs to be changed. France went through many problems that sparked up the French Revolution. This video highlights the major events and turning points of the French Revolution. Starting with unsatisfied peasants, to the execution of the royal family, and ending with an emperor. Things such as deficit spending, increased tax rates, and poor harvests played major roles in the cause of the French Revolution. Some might argue on the success of the revolution; but, that’s up to their interpretation. Now it’s your turn. Watch the video down below to see if you think the French Revolution was a success, or failure.

Photo Citation:

McIlvenna, Una. “Even More Vicious Than Marie Antoinette’s Death Were the Songs About It.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 16 Oct. 2018, www.history.com/news/marie-antoinette-death-myths-execution-ballads.

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1 Response to The Bloody Walk to Liberty

  1. Kevin says:

    Our revolutions are similar when it comes to fighting for freedom and liberty and a series of events that leads up to the main conflict. The Americans also fought for liberty, equality, and fraternity. Our revolutions are very different in one aspect when it comes to the fact that the Americans did not fight for overthrowing the government, they just fought for freedom, and the simple desire to be free from the British’s rule. On the other hand, the Frenchs’ objective was to replace and change the existing government for the benefit of fundamentals that they were being governed by.

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