Peasants were be taxed all the time. 50% of their own income was taken away from them to pay for taxes.
Tennis Court Oath
Now everyone clam down. No need to shout
Everybody quiet down. We are not going anywhere.
In beginning of the French Revolution, there had been shortage of food and work because France had become broke after helping America defeat the British. Because of theses shortages, rebellions started to happen.
Storming of the Bastille
Tear it down!
Let's rip this place apart!
The main idea of Enlightenment Philosophies were all men were free and equal before the law. Freedom of speech and press were a must have.
Women's March to Versailles
Were is our jobs and food!
Our children are hungry!
We have no food because of you!
On June 20, 1789, the National Assembly's deputies arrived at their meeting place to discover that the doors have been locked. They then moved to a nearby tennis court and swore that they would not leave until they had a new constitution.
We can not leave until we have made a new constitution
How will this new constitution come about?
There going to try to run us out of here!
That must not happen!
On July 14, 1789 about 900 Parisians gathered in the courtyard of the Bastille and stormed for 4 hours, before the prison warden surrendered. The rebels demolished Bastille brick by brick.
On October 5, 1789, thousands of Parisian women, armed with weapons, marched to Versailles. Some of those women met with the king and told him their children were starving because of the lack of food. They forced Louis XVI to accept the new decrees.