french revolution

french revolution

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  • The people of France took an oath to continue meeting n the tennis courts until there was a change of governments. The king tried to convince them with some democratic reforms, but the people were not pleased. Eventually he was forced into backing down and the people had believed they had won.
  • we ain’t leaving until we get a new government!
  • On July 14, 1789, a huge mob of the french people and rebel soldiers attacked the royal prison and released 7 prisoners. They also cut off the governor's head and cheered through the streets with it, then formed a new army known as the National Guard.  
  • The government must come back to Paris and help their people! 
  • we will march until we reach the fight 50 kilometres away!
  • The Declaration of the rights of man and the citizen was now here to say that everyone was a citizen.  It also put limits on the power of the government, and guarantees freedom of thought and speech.  
  • I will now read the document!
  • The National convention decided to try the king for his crimes against the country.  The king was found guilty and was guillotined, and only nine months later the queen was also executed   
  • Guilty as charged!
  • During the years of 1793-1794 the reign of terror was in full force. harsh laws were made to kill anyone who did not agree with Jacobins. Over 37,000 people were guillotined and few people challenged the dictator.
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