the french revolution was a time when the queen raised taxes for the peasants, the peasants fought back because didn't raise taxes for the upper class people. the french helped the Americans fight the British.
When the war was over with, the french were broke because they helped Americans so much. There were more peasants then the upper class so it was harder to fight against them. the peasants were poor to start out with and they could only afford to buy bread. now that the queen raised taxes the peasants couldn't afford it now because they could barely afford it before she raised taxes.
The queen said let the peasants eat cake and it shows that she didn't care about them.The peasants beheaded the queen because of all the rage that she had caused when she raised taxes. Also if i was poor like he peasants i would also be very angry at the queen too.