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French Revolution (Part 1) - Bastille

By Khan Academy from Khan Academy in HISTORY

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Part 1 of the French Revolution. From the Convocation of the Estates General to the storming of the Bastille. The French Revolution (French: Révolution française; 1789–1799), was a period of radical social and political upheaval in France that had a major impact on France and throughout the rest of Europe. The absolute monarchy that had ruled France for centuries collapsed in three years. French society underwent an epic transformation, as feudal, aristocratic and religious privileges evaporated under a sustained assault from radical left-wing political groups, masses on the streets, and peasants in the countryside. Old ideas about tradition and hierarchy – of monarchy, aristocracy, and religious authority – were abruptly overthrown by new Enlightenment principles of equality, citizenship and inalienable rights.

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Ele
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Ele
I never really understood this is class, thanks!

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