What Had Actually Happened On the Genuine Bastille Day?, This is the French National holiday which is called as the Bastille Day, this day is celebrated each year on July 14, also known as le quatorze Juillet may spell fireworks and also with a large military parade for some, but for the very most, it all still marks the anniversary of the storming of a grand fortress which was infamous for holding political prisoners, during the very first moments of the French Revolution in Paris in 1789.
Now the real meaning behind that action is not quite as poetic as the motto of ‘Liberte, egalite, fraternite’ these all sounds, or says Dan Edelstein, chair of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at the Stanford an expert on the 18th Century France.
Back in July of 1798, France had already then experienced a very rough summer which included Food shortages, some high taxes, and the militarization of Paris. Sensing distress, the kind of then called upon the Estates-general-an assembly that had not met in more than a century to deliver a new tax plan for Paris.
All of this resulted in the Third Estate, the non-noble portion of the assembly, all of it breaking from the clergy and nobility, and then demanding a written constitution from France. Then their proclamation would form the National Assembly in late June.
Then Weeks later, after the king was removed a finance minister, named Jacques Necker, of whom the estates approved, feared that Louise XVI was then attempting to quash any kind of political revolution which began to boil in the country.
Then all of that fear culminated on July 14 in a march to the Hotel named as Hotel des Invalides to loot some dangerous firearms and cannons, and a resulting trip to the Bastille for more proper ammunition. Then that hunt for gunpowder, not the hope for freeing the prisoners was the main or genuine reason for the storming of the Bastille.