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  • Estates General/Tennis Court Oath
  • The storming of the Bastille
  • The Decree Abolishing the Feudal System
  • Members of the French Estates-General for the Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath vowing "not to separate, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established."
  • The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
  • The medieval fortress, armory, and political prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Paris. The prison contained just seven inmates at the time of its storming but was a symbol of abuses by the monarchy its fall was the flashpoint of the French Revolution.
  • The Women's March on Versailles
  • One of the central events of the French Revolution was to abolish feudalism. The National Constituent Assembly, acting on the night of 4 August 1789, announced, "The National Assembly abolishes the feudal system entirely."
  • The Constitution of 1791
  • French Constitution 1791
  • The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen passed by France's National Constituent Assembly is a fundamental document of the French Revolution. It became the basis for a nation of free individuals protected equally by law. Inspired in part by the American Revolution, and also by the Enlightenment philosophers, the Declaration was a core statement of the values of the French Revolution and had a major impact on the development of freedom and democracy in Europe.
  • On October 4, 1789, a crowd of women demanding bread for their families gathered, including some men, and marched toward Versailles, arriving soaking wet from the rain.
  • Constitution of 1791, French constitution created by the National Assembly during the French Revolution. It retained the monarchy, but sovereignty effectively resided in the Legislative Assembly, which was elected by a system of indirect voting.
  • Article I – Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be founded only on the common good. Article II – The goal of any political association is the conservation of the natural and
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