French Revolution summary and stages

French Revolution summary and stages
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  • King Louis XIV takes over throne.
  • King Louis XIV spends reckless money on was and palace. This is the first stage of the Revolution.
  • King Louis XIV experiences bankruptcy who calls for meeting.
  • After the death of his father, Louis XIV becomes the new king over his cruel dad at a very young age. At the start, King Louis XIV is taught by Jules Mazarin about politics and the way to handle France.
  • Third Estate members decline meeting. This is the second stage of the Revolution.
  • As times passes by, King Louis becomes very egotistical who spends loads of money on lost wars and his precious palace, instead of his people. He leaves France as one of the poorest countries in the world, with a low-quality government.
  • Swear Oath of Tennis Court.
  • After seventy-two years King Louis XIV, King Louis XVI steps into the picture but faces bankruptcy due to the past of King Louis XIV, which is why he calls for Estates General meeting to raise higher taxes.
  • Angry crowd gathers outside asking to give up cannons and guns. This is the second stage of the French Revolution.
  • Although, when the meeting is called, the members of the third Estate General refuse to meet together. This is the second stage of the Revolution.
  • After the members of the third Estate declined the meeting, they went to an indoor tennis court on the palace grounds where they declared themselves the National Assembly of France. The members also swore the Oath of the Tennis Court, promising to write a constitution for France. This is the second stage of the French Revolution.
  • After the Estates General meeting, an angry crowd stood out the home of the governor, soldiers, and other officials, along with seven prisoners, demanding the governor to give up all cannons and guns. This is the day of July 14, later ending up not well as the governor takes no action. This is the third stage of the French Revolution.
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