French Revolution

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  •       Long Term Causes of French                             Revolution
  • Estates General
  • 1 Estate(Nobles)
  • 2nd Estate (Clergy)
  • 3d Estate (Poor)
  • Tennis Court Oath
  • HEAD VOTE
  • HEAD VOTE
  • There were a lot of events and things going on to start this Revolution. The Clergy (the church) owned 10 percent of the land,collected tithes,and paid no no direct taxes to the state.
  • Storming of the Bastille 
  • The Estates were the Nobles (King and Queen), The Clergy (middle class)and the Third Estate (rural peasants). The third estate and the business owners etc. were the ones paying taxes.
  • Revolution Begins
  • The 3d Estate wanted a "head vote" so June 1789 they made themselves the National Assembly. The net day the meeting hall was locked by the King so they went to a nearby indoor tennis court where they had their meeting and swore to never separate until they had a sound and just constitution.
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  • July 14th 1789 the National Assembly went to the Bastille (a medieval fortress for prisoners) and demanded weapons and gunpowder. The commander refused to let them in so the mob broke in and killed the commander and the guards and also let out the prisoners, but they did not find any gunpowder or weapons. The Bastille was representing years of abuse from the monarchy and a wake up for King Louis.
  • The Revolution starts shortly after the Bastille, which woke everybody up and basically made the war.
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