They were influenced by enlightenment ideas. Finally had enough and said they wanted more power and to be treated equally.
Weren't allowed It
People were growing impatient and wanted to changes things. So the king summoned them. It had been a 175 years since the Estates had been called to meet together.
Tennis Court Oath
All three estates were at the meeting that King Louis the sixteenth called for. He wanted to tax the first and second estates. Nobles also wanted control of government.
The King called for estates to meet but locked 3rd estates out the mass meeting. It really upset them and took matters in their own hands.They just wanted more political power and to vote as individuals .
The 3rd estate meet alone as a national assembly. Some of them wanted simply social equality. Then some wanted a constitutional monarchy.
Symbol of governmental abuse of power. Rioters take over prison July 14, 1789. Revolutionary city government in paris.