French revolution
Updated: 12/18/2019
French revolution
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  • Meeting of The Estates General
  • We have no money!!!
  • Everyone split up into your Estates
  • Tennis Court Oath
  • We are the national assembly and believe that political authority comes from us!! NOT YOU
  • Were cutting your head off Loui!
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • We want guns!!! Let us in!!
  • The government was in extreme debt due to their involvement in a number of wars and several years of crop failure. The peasants who were also called the 3rd estate were angry by the rise in prices of bread and financial crisis, which was a bad situation of already pre-existing tensions between the land-holding nobility and the laborers who worked the land. This did not approve democracy because nothing changed for the better of the people. Voting by order didn't help.
  • The March of Versailles
  • In the constitution of 1789 The tennis court oath was when all the estates came together to declare themselves as the national assembly. an important revolutionary act that displayed the belief an pledged that political authority came from the nation's people and not from the monarchy. This improved democracy because they all stood up for their rights and it went in the right direction, and created more equality for ALL the estates
  • The Reign of Terror
  • Cut his head off!!!!
  • In July, 1789 The Storm of the Bastille (prison) was a big issue because the peasants (3rd estate) didn't have anything to arm themselves. The Bastille was rumored to be full of prisoners and was a symbol to many of the oppression of the king. It also had stores of gunpowder that the revolutionaries needed for their weapons. I really don't think this improved democracy because of they killed people for weapons and it was just another faithless fight in the revolution.
  • The Rise of Napoleon
  • Freedom for everyone!!!!
  • Women in the march demanded bread for their families because they were starving. They gathered other discontented Parisians, and some men, and marched toward Versailles. The King promised to distribute bread and to meet with some of the women and promised to distribute all the bread in Versailles to the crowd. The march signaled a change of power especially for the woman.
  • GIVE US OUR BREAD!!!
  • I'm hungry!
  • Robespierre was a big part of the french revolution because he advocated peasants and people of the lower class. He made sure everyone was treated equally, and that they were free. When people weren't loyal to the revolution they got their heads cut off with a guillotine which I wouldn't say was a good step into democracy but it did advocate people who were treated poorly because of what they had.
  • After seizing political power in France and rising through the military during the revolution, Napoleon crowned himself emperor. His reforms included equality and freedom of all citizens. This was a big step into a better democracy because it allowed all citizens to be free and be equal to everyone else. I believe it's made the world a lot better.
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