The French Revolution

The French Revolution

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  • The Teens Get Trapped in the Book...Again!
  • OMG! This again!
  • The people want a revolution. They have been oppressed for years and deserve change!
  • Why Do They Want Change?
  • He was not fond of sharing either, the Estate General had not been called for 175 years before him.
  • The French people were led under an Absolute Monarchy where King Louis had all the power.
  • How Do They Fight for their Rights?
  • We do not want to be the only Estate paying taxes for your debt and we want more representation in the government.
  • Frank wanted to read up on the French Revolution but instead, he and Linda get caught up in the magic of past France.
  • The Tennis Court Oath
  • We will NOT stand for this! We will become the National Assembly and fight for our natural rights!
  • Frank and Linda have learned about the problems of the people of France and how it affected them socially, economically, and politically. Socially, the French were divided into three Estates including the Clergy, then Nobles, then Bourgeoisie. There was no social mobility and wealth was only distributed to the higher classes.
  • Women Take Charge!
  • Talk about girl power!
  • King Louis the 16th had asked for an Estates meeting which finally give people the chance to voice their opinion. The 3rd Estate, or the Bourgeoisie, asked that the no longer be the only estate to pay taxes and were given representation. They were promptly denied by the king.
  • Men Destroy the Bastille
  • The 3rd Estate had been locked out of the Estates general meeting by the king. Due to this, they were forced to meet on King Louis' tennis court. It is there they made the oath that they would not stop meeting until a FAIR constitution was made. This was led by Maximillien Robespierre, a lawyer, who was inspired by the Enlightenment. They became the National Assembly. The oath was filled on August 26,1789 by signing the Declaration of the Rights of Man.
  • On October 5th, 1789 a group of women made their way to Versailles in order to voice their grievances to the king. When his answer did not satisfy all the women, they demanded he go to Paris so there would no lack of necessities with the royal family there. The women marched the royal family back to Paris where they are held aganst there will and forced to comply with the National Assembly.
  • While the men of the National Assembly are busy writing the new constitution, the people of France are dying of starvation. In order to make a point, the men of the Bourgeoisie storm Bastille. They tear it down and capture ammunition. A lot of lives were lost however, they finally made the other estates see the National Assembly as a actual representative body and the strength of their situation.
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