French Revolution storybook
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The Meeting of the Estates General
We want more votes!!!!!!
The Tennis Court Oath
We shall not separate until the constitution is established!
We want a new constitution!
The Storming of the Bastille
Give us powder!!!
Give us guns!!!
In 1789, the king Louis XVI called a meeting of the estates general. It was the first meeting of the estates general called since 1614. The meeting was Called because the French government was having financial problems.
On June 20th, 1789, members from the third estate who called themselves the "National Assembly" took the tennis court oath.
On July 14, 1789, a state prison on the east side of Paris known as the Bastille was attacked by an angry mob. The prison had become a symbol of the monarchy's dictatorial rule.
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