A few days ago, we considered the nature of rebellion. Specifically, we considered the dangers of fighting back against an authority; we also considered what might lead otherwise calm, rational people to take up arms in the first place.
Today, we will examine the days leading up to the French Revolution. As we watch this stellar video, I’d like you to track the following in your notes:
- evidence of the crown’s disconnect from/disregard of the lower classes
- evidence of discontent in the lower classes
- evidence that events are leading to unavoidable conflict