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Anishanslin reflects on Bastille Day

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Jean-Pierre Hou??l, "The Storming of the Bastille," 1789. (Wikimedia Commons)

Professor Zara Anishanslin recounts the history of the initial Bastille Day in an article for the Washington Post. Bastille Day, a national holiday in France, celebrates the event that ignited the French Revolution. On July 14, 1789, The Third Estate, who demanded a constitution, stormed the Bastille fortress, a symbol of the monarchy, in act of political protest and to seize ammunition. The conclusion of the war resulted in the end of the absolute monarchy and formation of the Consulate, which consisted of three government officials.

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