We have to make a constitution to fix the problems of France and the Estates General!
Stage 2: Women's march of Versailles (1789)
MORE BREAD! MORE FOOD!
The Estates General was a group that was made up of the 3 classes of France: the clergy, the nobility, and the common people. The clergy, or the first estate and the nobility, the second estate, did not make up that much of the assembly. The common people, or the third estate, were the majority. However everyone was given 1 vote, which caused the third estate to be upset about the unfair representation in the assembly.
Stage 2:Royal family tries to escape (1791)
We have to escape all of the violence! The people of France hate me!
The National Assembly met up on a tennis court to make a plan about the disagreements with the first and second estates. They came to come up with a new constitution for France. This is why the agreement is called the Tennis Court Oath.
Stage 3: Execution of the King (1793)
DEATH TO THE KING!
The king raised the price of bread to make money for his problems. and France's harvests were bad. This led groups of women to protest in Versailles. They were protesting that the king got to have luxury while they had to live with hardships. However, they got no response from the king.
Stage 3: Execution of Robespierre (1794)
We have to execute him too! What if he goes crazy and starts killing everyone?
There was a lot of violence going on in France because of the revolts and complaints from the common people. This caused the king to try to escape with his family to safety. However, hey were discovered, and brought back to Paris.
People became more and more upset with King Louis XVI as time went on. When the King and Queen came back to Paris, they were arrested. They were charged with treason and executed in Paris by a guillotine.
Same with the King, Robespierre was also put to death by a guillotine. During the Reign of Terror, he was killing many people. People began to be afraid of him getting out of control. This led to his death.