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Unformatted text preview: French Revolution Continued. Storm of the Bastille on July 14 th , 1789 Bastille was a jail and was a symbol of absolutism Was a place where weapons were stored Destroyed by French Mob August 4 Abolition of Feudal Privileges o Seigneurial rights o The Churchs right to collect the tithe Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen o August 20 th- 27 th , 1789 o Very similar to the United States Declaration of Independence o Right to property o Popular sovereignty o Fundamental freedoms: Speech and religion o Society of equal opportunity o Separation of powers o Inspired by American declarations and constitutional texts, and above all the ideas of many Enlightened thinkers such as John Locke, Montesquieu, Voltaire and Jean Jacques Rousseau The decrees of August 4 th and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen were such innovations that the king refused to sanction them October 5 th , 1789 Mobs to Versailles o Tried to push the King to leave Versailles The Revolution became more radical o The ceremony of planting of trees of liberty o Changed the Calendar...
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