French Revolution Storyboard

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  • France's Bad Economy
  • Meeting of the Estates General
  • The Tennis Court Oath
  • The rich people, or aristocrats, and the nobles have much better lives than the peasants. The nobles and priests are known as the First and Second Estate. The Third Estate had to pay most of the taxes and lived very hard lives struggling to live.
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • The Estates General meeting was held after 175 years of not having one. Tax nobility was a huge issue back then and the Third Estate had enough of it. The monarchy was spending all of those taxes on themselves and left the country with a major crisis.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man
  • The Tennis Court Oath is when all of the members of the Third Estate came together to make a vow. They vowed that they will not stop meeting with each other until they got a new Constitution.
  • Women's March on the Versailles
  • The gunpowder that the people needed when they were in the revolution was kept in the Bastille. The attack on the Bastille happened on July 14th, 1789. This is also when they introduced the guillotine, something that would become a revolutionary tradition.
  • The Declaration of the Rights of Man basically gave equality to all three estates. The estates were having issues with tax nobility and how unfair it was. They also wanted to have equal voting rights.
  • During the Women's March, the women went to the palace to brings their complaints to the king. the women wanted wanted to put the palace guards' heads in the spikes. All the women wanted was equality and bread to feed the family.
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