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When Louis XVI accepted the final version of the completed constitution in September 1791 a young and still obscure provincial lawyer and member of the National Assembly named Maximilian Robespiere evaluated the work of two years and concludedThe Revolution is over McKay p 752 In his statement Robespiere is both right and wrong He was correct in that the first phase of the French Revolution with the old intentions of liberty equality and representative government had ideally accomplished its goal However the Revolution did not end there and the second phase gave birth to new intentions that were of the far left of the political spectrum leading to the Committee of Public Safetys reign of terror which led to the need for change once more The first phase of the French Revolution began as the bourgeoisies wants of equality with the nobility The French bourgeoisie eventually rose up to lead the entire third estate in a great social revolution a revolution that destroyed feudal privileges and established a capitalist order based on individualism and a market economy McKay p 746 When excluded from the Estates General and sent to the tennis courts this third class took the Oath of the Tennis Court pledging that they would not disband until a new constitution had been written At the beginnings of the first phase only the bourgeoisie and liberal nobility were essentially taking part in the revolution Grain was the staff of life for the ordinary people in eighteenth century France Their most important issues were those of economics and not politics That is why they had not taken part in the revolution until the rise in grain prices causing such poverty combined with the excitement of political crisis caused the people of Paris to enter Their intentions for the revolution were that the people should have steady work and enough bread at fair prices to survive During the year of 1789 many key
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