I missed a section in Modern History and cannot find the answer to the question for a video that was shown in class.

The Topic was The Demise of King Louis.

Question: What is the symbol of the san-colottes.

Mind explaining what the san-colottes are? I couldn't understand the Wikipedia article that well.

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The Sans-Culottes were laborers and peasants and those aligned with them who were in opposition to the aristocracy. Their appellation comes from their distinctive outfit - long cotton pants commonly worn by laborers, as opposed to the knee-breeches (culottes) favored by the wealthy and hangers-on (to show off their expensive hosiery and shoes). In addition to their eponymous pants, they wore the short-skirted coat and wooden clogs also favored by commoners, and a "red cap of liberty."

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  • Just to clarify this answer. The "symbol" your teacher is asking about is the red cap. – Tyler Durden Sep 30 '14 at 19:37
  • Thanks for a more in depth answer. But, no the lecture was talking about the pants. – Ruletech Oct 1 '14 at 21:48

I found a source trying to look up another question that I looked up that had the answer for this question. It is, that they refused to wear knee-pants.

Only to farther prove this is because the source had all the other questions relevant answers on the worksheet.

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