Moments in the French Revolution

Moments in the French Revolution
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  • Meeting of Estates-General
  • Each estate will have one vote each!
  • Tennis Court Oath
  • We will meet until a constitution is put into place!
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • SHOW US THE WEAPONS!
  • YEAH!
  • In 1789, Louis XVI called for the Estates-General to meet for the first time in more than 100 years since 1614. The reason this meeting was called was because of the financial problems happening in France. From this meeting, each estate had equal representation of one vote.
  • March on Versailles
  • GOVERNMENT IS UNFAIR, LOUIS XVI IS IN THERE!
  • The Tennis Court Oath occurred when Louis XVI did not allow the National Assembly to meet in the palace. So instead, they went where all the people gathered could fit: the tennis court. Here, the National Assembly  agreed to keep meeting until a Constitution was applied to France. 
  • Reign of Terror
  • The storming of the Bastille occurred because the prison represented the monarchy's dictatorial rule over France. An angry mob stormed inside and killed the guards found inside. This event was seen as the most defining moment of the revolution that followed soon after. 
  • Rise on Napoleon
  • All this fighting has paid off!
  • On October 5th of 1789, the famine in Paris began to infuriate the women that worked at the marketplace. With starvation fueling these women, they marched all the way from Paris to Versailles in the rain. As they began walking, many people in towns that they passed soon joined them with the same concerns as these women. The amount of people in the march grew from the hundreds to the thousands quickly. 
  • The Reign of Terror, or Terror, is a term given to a time period by historians after the French Revolution when one of the first French First Republic was established. This period involved lots of bloodshed from many executions that occurred in the middle of town, where all townspeople were able to see it. 
  • Why did I eat that white bread?
  • Napoleon Bonaparte became a prominent person in the French Revolution and was seen as a war-hero. Most of the people of France idolized Napoleon and were fine with him leading France. Some of his greatest achievements included the Napoleonic Code, reorganizing education, spreading nationalism, etc..
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