The French Revolution

The French Revolution

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  • Desperation of leadership
  • Introduction
  • The French Revolution was a time when people wanted leadership but instead they had a king who did what he wanted. As the king lived in a castle having a big feast his subjects were starving, people were poor, and people turned against each other. The streets were filthy and due to bad conditions their were sick people or people died. The tax system were not fair and the taxes would go to the king and buy his expenses. The people of the third estate were furious so they decided to rebel against the king and demanded changes. Their was a lot of violence bodies everywhere and society turned into chaos. The French Revolution has begun.  
  • Meeting of the Estates General  
  • Yes the 3rd estate should pay all the taxes while we don't
  • We the people of the 2nd estate come to the conclusion where the 3rd estate should pay for taxes
  • No this is not fair we are poor and barely have any money to feed our families
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  • The Tennis Court Oath
  • Yes we agree we should rebel against the king and have a new constitution
  • The Storming of the Bastille
  • The two estates were not reasonable and wanted the 3rd estate to pay for all the taxes. The 3rd estate were poor and living in bad conditions so they had a meeting held by the king. Even though the first two estates were wealthy they sill made the 3rd estate pay for taxes. In reality the taxes go towards the king to buy whatever he wants. A small percentage of the taxes went to the country.
  • The March On Versailles
  • Ok i'll give you some bread
  • Finding themselves locked out of their meeting hall at Versailles on June 20, 1789 and thinking that the king was forcing them to leave they moved to a nearby tennis court. There they took an oath never to separate until a written constitution had been established for France. While they took an oath the king was in the meeting discussing what to do with the 3rd estate.
  • We won't leave until we have a new constitution and equal rights
  • On July 14, 1789 a state prison known as the Bastille was attacked by a aggressive and angry mob. The prison had become a symbol of the monarchy's dictatorial rule. The event became one huge moment in the Revolution that followed. 
  • The government is horrible we want your ammunation and all the food you have
  • On October 4, 1789 a crowd of women and some men were demanding bread for their families towards the king on a rainy day. They killed a few of the king's servants and wanted to kill the queen. The king agreed to meet with some of the women and promised to distribute all o the bread. 
  • Give us bread to feed our family
  • We'll kill the queen
  • We've killed some of your soldiers you better give us what we want
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