Today in Social Sciences, we have studied the Tennis Court Oath, the Storming of the Bastille, the Great Fear and the National Constituent Assembly.
Then, Paqui has explained the Storming of the Bastille and the Great Fear:
There were two popular reactions in the summer of 1789, the Storming of the Bastille, which was to avoid the reaction of the king against the National Assembly and the people attacked the Prision of the Bastille because it was a symbol of absolutism and they didn’t want this ; and the Great Fear, in which many peasants attacked castles and manors and destroyed the property titles of the lands in the countryside.
After that, Paqui has explained the end of the Ancien Régime in France:
The Ancien Régime ended because the National Assembly published the Declaration of the Rights of the Man and the Citizen and abolished feudalism.
Finally, she has explained the women’s march on Versailles:
It was a protest of thousands of women because the king showed his reluctance to sign the Declaration of the Rights of the Man and the Citizen. The women went to Versailles to protest about the high prices of the staples and they demanded that the royal family returned to Paris.
For homework, we have to do the scheme about the women’s march on Versailles.
At the end of the class, we have given our notebooks to Paqui.
Reluctantly: a regañadientes
Reluctant: reacio a
Great Fear: el Gran Miedo
Storming: ataque, asalto
Storm: atacar violentamente
Manor: casa solariega
Seigneurial rights: derechos señoriales o feudales
Issue: publicar, promulgar