The Tuileries Palace: The Women's March On Versailles

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The Tuileries Palace was one of the royal family’s many residences, but it was not very much used. After the Women’s March on Versailles, the king and queen were forced to stay at Paris along with the commoners in the Tuileries Palace. They stayed at the palace for several years, as “prisoners”. When the king and queen were irritated about how much they had to accept the commoners’ demands, they decided to get help from the queen’s brother who was the emperor of Austria. They did attempt to get to Austria but were eventually caught by the people and were forced to stay at the Tuileries Palace. After the king was caught, the furious citizens insisted the abolition of monarchy to a republic. Right then, the Legislative Assembly was created. It was an assembly formed by the constitution that the National Assembly publicized. Also, there were two political groups that emerged – the…show more content…
Even after the Declaration of Independence of Man and the Citizen, commoners were still at a level where they had a lack of bread because of the insufficient economic rate. In order for a change to happen, women in marketplaces of Paris had to protest over the rising price of bread. This was titled as The Women’s March on Versailles, one of the first and most essential events of the French Revolution. The riot began to up rise in between the revolutionaries. The women and their allies gathered into a mob and plundered weapons from the city armory to rebel at the Palace of Versailles. When the crowd of commoners successfully overwhelmed the palace with intense and violent arguments, King Louis was forced to accept their demands. Adding onto that, the king, his family, and most of the French Assembly were forced to return to Paris along with the National Assembly. The march signified that the third estate was also able to achieve authority by bringing in large numbers of people to convince the higher

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