Story of the French Revolution
Updated: 11/17/2020
Story of the French Revolution

Storyboard Text

  • 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