Story of the French Revolution
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France Is broke (Stage 1)
We're in debt from the American Revolution. Kings and queens spent money lavishly
Taxes weren't fair, majority of taxes were on Third Estate, food prices were high, pay low
Unhappy citizens protest (Stage 2)
Third Estates walks out of the meeting and goes to the tennis court and declares themselves the National Assembly
Citizens make demands (Stage 3)
"Oath of Tennis Court", pledged to write a new Constitution for France
Controlling body uses force on citizens but fails (Stage 4)
Storming of the Bastille (July 14, 1789)
Citizens/revolutionaries take control (Stage 5)
1789-National Assembly is governing France