CALL THE ESTATES GENERAL! Bring me some croissants and some wine
We swear that we will not separate until a written constitution has been made
In 1789 the financial and political situation was going from bad to worse. This fored king Louis to summon the estates general to discuss how to solve this growing problem. The third estate grew unhappy because they had to sit a the back where they could not understand what was spoken. They stormed out of the estates general. They met at a tennis court and swore the "teenis court oath". The oath said that they would not separate until a writen constitution was estalished.
The great are only great because we are on our knees
In July and August of 1789 the french people stormed the Bastille. Marat led th peasants to victory with the statement of "The great are only great because we are on our knees!" This was by many considered to be the start of the french revolution. The King, the Nobles and the Clergy knew they had to do something. So, on the 26 of August the "Declaration of the Rights of Man" were published, in hopes to calm down the angry french people. This was the first writen right declaration in the world.
From the Estates General: The Declaration of the Rights of Men