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  • 3 Estates in Prerevolutionary France
  • The State Of France--Problems
  • To solve the financial crisis
  • We're reforming the tax system!!
  • The French Society is made up of 3 Estates the First estate is the Clergy (leaders) Second Estate is Nobility and the third estate is the Bourgeoisie (wealthy people but aren't apart of loyalty) then the Peasants and the city workers.
  • Forming the National Assembly
  • Government Bankrupt-- fighting wars(French Indian and American Revolution) and high priced foods, bad weather=crop failure
  • The Falling Of Bastille
  • The 1st and Second Estate is exempt from paying taxes so that means the lowest class has to pay them all (3rd) the king then met Frances representative body and they voted, (each estate got ONE vote) third estate then thought this was unfair because the 1st and 2nd estate voted yes for taxes since they didn't have to pay them, the 3rd estate decided to do something.
  • National Assembly-- Ending Violence
  • After the 3rd Estate got locked out of the town meeting,the 3rd estate met at an Indoor Tennis Court where they swore the Tennis Court Oath they swore that they would never stop meeting until they wrote a constitution for all of France. The king found out about this and soon grew angry, he told the other 2 estates to make changes and work with them, he also sent out troops. This caused people to rebel.
  • We Swear the 'Tennis Court Oath!!
  • The Bastille was a Prison in pairs, this prison simonized injustices of the Monarch, the mob stormed and attacked the Bastille on July 14, 1789, they executed the guards, took control of the prison and took the ammunition and weapons that were also being held there. Violence soon spread peasants armed themselves and burned houses of nobles.
  • Passed new laws, decreased the power of the church, nobles lost rights, nobles agreed to tax, soon wrote the Declaration of Rights of Man the Citizen they were inspired by the Bill of Rights, created a limited monarchy with enlightenment ideas, started working on a formal Constitution to give the Government structure.
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