DBQ3.1: Storming The Bastille


"Shouts of 'Give us the Bastille' were heard, and nine hundred had pressed into the undefended outer courtyard, becoming angrier by the minute....At about half past three in the afternoon the crowed was reinforced by companies of gardes francaises [French guards] and by defecting soldiers, including a number who were veterans of the American campaign.  Two in particular, Second-Lieutenant Jacob Elie, the standard-bearer of the Infantry of the Queen, and Pierre-Augustin Hulin, the director of the Queen's laundry, were crucial in turning the incoherent assault into an organized siege."- From Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, (1989) by Simon Schama

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What evidence does this document offer of a connection between the American and French Revolutions?

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