An estimated 90,000 women marched through the streets. These women were tired, hungry, and angry because they worked long hours in miserable conditions and wanted change.
Women workers in Petrograd left their factories and entered the protest
The city of Petrograd was basically shut down no one was working
It was obvious to everyone except the Czar himself that the czar's rule was over
It was made official when Czar Nicholas II abdicated
Lenin believed the Russian people were ready for another revolution
A secret meeting of the Bolsheviks party leaders was held
The revolution began. Troops loyal to the Bolsheviks took control of the telegraph, power station, strategic bridges , etc.
The former Duma members formed a Provisional Government which officially ran the country
The Provisional Government abolished the death penalty, granted amnesty for all political prisoners and those in exile, ended religious and ethnic discrimination, and granted civil Liberties
Lenin worked ceaselessly over the following few months and eventually people began to really listen. Soon many wanted "Peace, Land, Bread"
Lenin shocked everyone by denouncing the Provisional Government and calling for a new revolution
Lenin arrived in Petrograd at the Finland Station. Tens of thousands of workers and soldiers had come to the station to greet Lenin
There was no extra food without private land ownership, farmers began to grow just enough to produce for thermoses; there was no incentive to grow more
Russia broke out in civil war. It was the Whites against the Reds
Czar Nicholas, his wife, their children, the family dog, three servants and the family doctor were all woken up, taken to the basement and shot