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Revolution
Violent political events
Disrupt social and political status quo
Affect the government political control over assignment
Triggered by extraordinary set of events or a sudden event
The making has usually been happening for a while
Often have repercussions on political, social, intellectual, economic, and cultural The message of a revolution usually moves from one country to another by uncontrollable dynamics Often triggered by one or many people

Control of the revolution is almost never always in the same hand as the person(s) who started it Started in 1780-89
It was a political upheaval which completely overturned the monarchy It was a political movement in protest, by the middle class and peasants against the aristocracy, the church, and the king It was lead by middle class intellectuals

Assisted by peasants who at a point took over the revolution The urban poor eventually got involved in the revolution
As a result, three classes came into being
Aristocracy (seigneurs-Lords)
Had a lot of power since the king was an aristocrat himself so he wanted to keep them loyal to him Intellectually the king thought they were above the middle class Middle class (bankers, merchants, ship owners, brokers)

In small cities
Blue collar/ agricultural workers
Sans-culottes
Urban, poor Unskilled, future blue collar workers of Paris
Until 1830, you had manufactures (unmechanized production), rather than factories Sans-culottes
Eventually become the proletariat
In big cities
Peasants- Unpaid workers
1789
May
French King accepted to hear the complaints about life and the economy from June 17-27
Middle class withdrew from the meeting and asked for different procedures to be enacted They wanted one vote per person
The protested on the tennis court and declared themselves to be the assembly of the nation with one man per vote The king was forced to accept these terms
July 14
Bastille day
Paris rose up in rebellion
The marched from Paris to...