The French Revolution - By Irelynn Bair

The French Revolution - By Irelynn Bair

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  • The meeting of The Estate General 
  • The first estate was the richest and held most of the power 
  • The Second estate was rich but not as powerful as the third estate
  • The third estate is the poorest and has the least amount of power 
  • The Tennis Court Oath 
  • The storming of bastille 
  • This place is ours
  • In 1789, the king Louis XVI called a meeting of the estate general. It was the first meeting of the estate general called since 1614. He called the meeting because the French government was having  financial problems.
  • The March on Versailles 
  • Give us royal blood
  •     On June 20th, 1789, the member of the French Estates-General for the third estates, who started calling themselves the national assembly, took the  Tennis Court Oath, vowing to never separate until they get the constitution of the kingdom established.
  • The Reign of Terror
  •  The Storming of Bastille occurred in Paris, France,  on July 14th, 1789.  The prison in Paris is known as Bastille it represented the royal authority.  The prison had a few inmates in the prison but this was seen as an abuse of power by the monarchy. 
  • The Rise and Fall of Napoleon
  • On October 5th, 1789, women walked with pitchforks and pikes from their town to Paris. They  were angry because the to risen prices of bread.
  • In September of 1793 the reign of terror begun, in this time 16,000death sentences were handed out.  There were 2,600 was of the execution taking place in Paris.  
  • In 1778 Napoleon was sent to France for military school. In 1785 he became an officer in the French army. He wanted a constitutional monarchy. Once he was king he created a Napoleonic Code that was based on two ideas all men are equal people have rights to a property. His fall came after continuous war defeats.
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