How Did Bastille Day Change America Forever?
How did Bastille Day change America forever?
Vive la France!
Each year, France celebrates its greatest national holiday La Fête Nationale, or “The National Celebration.” It is also called Le Quatorze Juillet, which simply means “The Fourteenth of July,”
It is more commonly known as Bastille Day.
All of France commemorates the storming of the Bastille Saint-Antoine on July 14, 1789, when the people of Paris, furious with an incompetent and corrupt king, marched on a fortress prison in the middle of the city that served as both a royal armory and a prison for political prisoners.
Painting is La Liberté Guidant Le Peuple or "Liberty Leading the People" by Eugène Delacroix