Tennis Court Oath

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The Tennis Court Oath was a pledge signed by 577 members of France's Third Estate on June 20, 1789. It was an early decisive step in starting the French Revolution.

Storyboard Text

  • Maybe we can go to the tennis courts?
  • King Louis locked the deputies out of the meeting hall.
  • This is insane!
  • Meeting hall is closed.
  • The deputies are now meeting in the tennis court.
  • What should we do?
  • The deputies continue to meet until a constitution is written.
  • The exit is that way!
  • We're not leaving!
  • 577 men signed the document only one did not.
  • A week later King Louis XVI called for a meeting of the Estates General.
  • Constitution of France We the people in order to form a more perfect union... Signatures King Louis XVI Richard Le'Quan...
  • This meeting lead to the signing and writing of France's constitution.
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