The French Revolution was a time where the people of France had a problem with the government because of political, social, and economic issues. France's government didn't do their job will and didn't care about the people. The streets were filthy with human waste. Diseases would spread like a wild fire. Food was becoming very low which cause starvation. The taxing system is completely unfair, the poor people would pay most of the taxes while the upper classes didn't pay that much all. Then the poor people had enough. They peacefully asked for a change but was ignored and then they demanded a change. There was people dying, starving, and robbing. The government and country crumble. That's how The French Revolution began.
Meeting of the Estates: General
We don't want to change it!
The prices are to high!!
By: Arianna Young
The Tennis Court Oath
We won't move until they listen to us!!
The Storming of the Bastille
Let's break into the jails!!
Let's do it!!!!
The 1st and 2nd estates (upper and middle classes) and the 3rd estate (lower class) had a meeting held by the king. The 3rd estate wanted to talk about taxes and how unfair the taxes are to them but the 1st and 2nd estates didn't care and voted against the 3rd estates.
The March on Versailles
Food is running low, we're scared for the kids.
The 3rd estate went back to the estates general. When they got there the door were locked, they called for the meeting because of their complaints but they got there they couldn’t even get in to say their complaints. But that didn’t stop them so they went to a near by tennis court and made oath not to leave until they had a equal constitution.
People had enough of France and their government. So they broke into prisons, killed guards and armed themselves with weapons from the dead guards.
The woman had enough as well, because of the poverty of France food was sacred. And the women with children hated seeing their children suffer so they broke into bakeries for food. They went the beautiful palace of France and demanded that the royal family came back to France with them to show the king how the people are living.