French revolution beginning.
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Long term causes of the revolution
Addition causes to the revolution
Tennis court oath
3rd estate worked and produced food for the rest of france, they were peasants and mostly starving.They were taxed heavily and had little say in whatever was happening in france at the time.They made up about 95% of the population.
The 1st and 2nd estate were made up of clergy and nobles, they threw parties and received most of the food and did nothing but socialize.They had all of the control in france and made up less than 5% of the population.
The peasants went to protest at the palais du justice when the nobles locked them out.The rebels marched down the street and protested at the tennis court and took an oath to never split apart until france had its own contitution.
The estates general tried to fix the bread riots by taxing the peasants more but this did not work.King louis at the time hired jacques necker, A famous estate general.He suggested that nobles would start to work and pay taxes so the peasants would be happier.The nobles hated this idea, and fired him.
The peasants stormed the bastille looking for weapons and found nothing.They were looking for gunpowder but found none.They then, tore apart the entire building with their hands.
Rebels stormed palai of versai and attempted to kill mary antoinette but found nothing
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