French Revolution

French Revolution

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  • Taxes
  • Here take all my money I worked hard for!
  • Thank you peasant!
  • Starvation
  • I'm starving, I haven't ate in days !
  • I am too son
  • Enlightenment Philosophies
  • Wait a minuet, Montesquieu has written things about enlightenment and we can use that to inspire ourselves.
  • wait don't go!
  • King Louis XIV had started to tax the other two estates for money to raise an army.  People were running out of money and he kept taxing and raising taxes.  So people were tired of it. It also didn't seem to help that King Louis didn't win many wars.  In this cell you can see that there is a peasant that is giving the King the money he has worked hard for. 
  • Estates General Meeting/Tennis Court Oath
  • We're not leaving until a new constitution is formed!
  • Starvation was a main cause of the French Revolution because the country was running out of food and there was a main shorting of bread.Poor conditions had forced people to move into Paris and the city was overcrowded and filled with a lot of hungry people.Also the price on bread went up so not everybody could afford it. In this cell you can see a son complaining to his father telling him he is starving and is hungry. 
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • This is starting  to overwhelm me!!
  • The French bourgeoisie were inspired by the writings of Lock, Montesquieu, and Rousseau (enlightenment thinkers).When the bourgeoisie was educated, they began to question whether they should also change their social and political standing in France.In this cell, you can see that they have lost hope and ideas on what to do, but then the man in the blue remembers some things about the Enlightenment Thinkers and he uses it to connect the situations. 
  • Women's March to Versailles
  • We want our rights!
  • This assembly had the tree estates in it: the clergy, nobility and peasants/commoners.  They all had the power to vote and decide the laws.  That opened the Estate General which started the French Revolution. The Tennis Court Oath was a pledge that was signed by the 3rd estate in belief that political authority came from the people and not the monarchy
  • In Paris, France on the afternoon of July 14, 1789 a mob of people stormed the Bastille searching for gun powder. Eventually while overwhelming the guards, they got control over the building. 
  • The Women's March to Versailles was a step into democracy, when six thousand women marched thirteen miles searching for the king.
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