The French Revolution is one of the few historic events that may be geographically limited, but played a major role in the way that the world functions in modern times. It is for the same reason that the following paragraphs shall elaborate upon the French Revolution in light of the social unrest of the revolution. The phase shall be established upon the basis of the discussion presented in the book Persuasion and Social Movements (Stewart, Smith, & Denton, 2007).The stages of the genesis of the social movement conclude when one small or seemingly irrelevant action causes the social movement to trigger (Stewart, Smith, & Denton, 2007, p. 85). The distinct attribute that can be found in a trigger is that its effects encompass parts of the general public of the society that were previously completely unaware of the existence of the social movement when it was in its genesis phase. The event has a catalytic nature in the fact that it causes a chain reaction which invigorates formerly stationary components of the social movement to jump start into motion. This phase is commonly known as social unrest (Stewart, Smith, & Denton, 2007, p. 90). It is when the social movement reaches a point where it is no longer confined to rooms and meeting halls but begins to show on the streets in the movements and every day actions of the people which distinguishes them as members or non-members of the social movement.