French Revolution Part 1

French Revolution Part 1

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  • French Revolution: Introduction
  • 1789-1799
  • The Tennis Court Oath 
  • Factors that led to the revolution
  • It is an uprising against the French Monarchy and it happened between 1789-1799
  • Meeting of the estates General
  • On 20 June 1789, the members of the French Estates-General for the Third Estate, who had begun to call themselves the National Assembly. Took the Tennis Court Oath. 
  • The Storming of Bastille
  • 1.struggle for hegemony and Empire outstrips the fiscal resources2. Political conflict: 2.conflict between the Monarchy and the nobil 3. The Enlightenment: impulse for reform intensifies political conflicts; reinforces traditional aristocratic constitutionalism, one variant of which was laid out in Montequieu’s Spirit of the Laws 4. Social antagonisms between two rising groups: the aristocracy and the bourgeoisie 5. Ineffective ruler: Louis XVI
  • The Great fear
  • This was the vote for a general. All three estates get one vote. Of course one of the estates never gets their way and that is the third. so obviously the first and second got their way and on we go.
  • On 14 July 1789, a state prison on the east side of Paris, known as the Bastille, was attacked by an angry and aggressive mob. The prison had become a symbol of the monarchy's dictatorial rule, and the event became one of the defining moments in the Revolution.
  • Help me
  • A period of panic and riot by peasants and others amid rumours of an “aristocratic conspiracy” by the king and the privileged to overthrow the Third Estate.
  • Lets Fight
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