french revolution section one

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  • In the late 1780's the conditions in France were as bad as it could get. Things like food prices skyrocketed and the King and Queen abused there power. This just made them go deeper into debt than when King Louis xvi took the throne .
  • The estates general was the first meeting of the french since 1614 . A general assembly represented the french, the clergy (first estate), the nobles ( 2nd estate), and the common people (third estate). They were all summoned by King Louis xvi to propose solutions to his government's financial problems.
  • Representaion When they represented things.
  • Financial crisis financial institutions drop rapidly
  • Nobles a person of noble rank or birth.
  • Old order was the old way France was ruled.
  • The third estate was the common people who made up 97% of the population.
  • The tennis court oath was a pivotal event during the first days of the french revolution the oath was a pledge signed by 576 of the 577 there was in third esetate
  • Bourgeoisie was the capitalist class that owned most of the societys wealth and means of production
  • Pledge is to make a promise or tell someone that you will do something and then keep your word.
  • National assembly was the elected legislature in France during the first part of the French Revolution, 1789–91.
  • Congress a body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed.
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