History of Bastille Day

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Eiffel Tower
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Arc de Triomphe

Origin

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The Bastille
  • The building of his navy
  • His financial support of the American Revolution, thanks to the negotiations of Benjamin Franklin, first American Minister (Ambassador) to France

Historical Progression

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Monet’s Rue Montorgueil

American Connection

This document was heavily influenced by Thomas Jefferson, who worked on writing it with General Lafayette. Lafayette had come to America to aid in the American Revolutionary War in 1777. It was influenced by Jefferson’s other writings, including the American Declaration of Independence, and itself inspired the later 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As the Declaration of Independence led later to the writing of the American Constitution, so too did the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen lead to the drafting of a constitution for France.

Bastille Day

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Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe

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