French Revolution by Kyler

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  • Meeting of the Estates General
  • The Tennis Court Oath
  • The Storming of the Bastille
  • King Louis creates the Estates General to resolve the financial crisis. It is split into 3 categories, Clergy, Nobility, and the Commoners.
  • The March on Versailles
  • The 3rd estate created the National Assembly. They created an oath to not disunite until a constitution is formed.
  • The Reign of Terror
  • Peasants begin to revolt. On July 14th, 1789, Hundreds of people attack the Bastille, killing the commander.
  • The Rise of Napoleon
  • October 5th, 1789, women march to Versailles to demand bread. There is a huge shortage and the people wanted to kill the queen.
  • The New Legislative Assembly starts to execute anyone the is accused of helping the king come back to power. Robespierre tried these citizens and over his life, killed 40,000 people. In 1794, he was executed by the guillotine too.
  • A French military general named Napoleon brings France under control. He abolishes free speech and press, but also abolishes feudalism. He created the Consulate, which is the french constitution.
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