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  • 1789
  • "The said inhabitants hope that the goodness of the king...and the enlightenment of the Estates General will reform the abuses which have crept into the finances up to present time..."
  • Why are we being taxed when we have no land in the parish?
  • How are we supposed to improve our lands without any money?
  • There's not enough food to harvest
  • None of the other estates try to abolish the taxes
  • 1791
  • The Assembly only cares about protecting their own property and privileges
  • The constitution must be popular among the 1st estate
  • Peasants ignored the Assembly's new rules but awaited the end to taxation and feudal dues
  • 1793-1795
  • We supported you!
  • After the absolute monarchy was removed, the peasants and farmers were executed in high numbers
  • What about the clergy and nobles?
  • Why are we being executed?
  • 1799-1815
  • There's no more fighting
  • Napoleon abolished feudalism
  • 1814-1815
  • Maybe we should go back to kings and queens
  • Why would anyone try to take over all of Europe?
  • 1791-1804
  • We are free!
  • After the Haitian Revolution's success, Bolivar tried to unite the freed lands but rivalries made it impossible
  • While Napoleon was in power he spread enlightenment, made civic improvements, made one law code and created a sense of nationalism
  • There's freedom of religion now
  • There's going to be no more liberty
  • Representatives from the European nations met to stop revolution and to divide up Europe
  • Bolivar is trying to unite the freed lands
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