"the dawning Republic One and Indivisible, of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death"


"Liberté, égalité, fraternité ou la mort" 

The motto of the French revolution:Liberty, equality, fraternity or death. There were various versions of this motto that were used during the revolution. The French Revolution came about as increasing population numbers put pressure on the country's resources. The ever increasing prices of bread and dissatisfaction with feudal customs and the power of the aristocracy and clergy led to an uprising throughout France but particularly in Paris. The revolution began in 1789 and was driven by the will of the people, peasants and city folk alike. It over turned the monarchy and led to a collapse of the feudal system in France.