French Revoltion

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  • Revolution Brewing
  • We demand support from the government! All of our crops are bad and we are all starving
  • Whenever we need something, we get it because we are basically apart of the government
  • King Luis XVI
  • You spend too much money all the time! This is why we are so much in debt!
  • Don't act like i'm the only one spending money! You're part of the problem too!
  • Formation of National Assembly
  • We need to do something about this and not let the King boss us around and make us pay taxes!
  • This is unfair for us in the 3rd party! We are the only ones that have to pay taxes!
  • -1st and 2nd estate are part of the wealthy class -3rd estate makes up 98%of population -Not happy and they want justice
  • Citizens called to Action
  • This is unfair! We need to do something about the King and Queen so we are not the only people that have to pay taxes!
  • - Both King Louis and his wife spend very lavishly - Use money like its nothing
  • Revolution
  • We of the first and second estate have decided that it is unfair of us to not have to pay taxes. We are going to join you and we will all pay taxes
  • -3rd estate responded to bankruptcy by saying that they have a lot of people so they should have a lot of power -King realizes whats happening and tells the 1st and 2nd estate to join the 3rd
  • End of King Louis XVI
  • My reign as king is over.
  • -King Louis XVI feels that his time is nearing the end because of the citizens revolt -King and Queen were eventually forced out of Paris
  • -Late August, 1789 many 1st and 2nd estate members had pledged allegiance to the national assembly in order to stay safe -The assembly took over church lands and sold them to pay off debt. Church officials and peasants angry
  • Thank you for realizing the unfairness of the system! We greatly appreciate it!
  • -Dies by guillotine -Male citizens can now vote -Many people now considered loyal to the new government were beheaded
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