It is decided, I will raise taxes for the third estate
Sounds good to us
The Tennis Court Oath
Sign it or else!
In France during the late 1780's, the population was split up into 3 groups called estates. This is also known as the "Old Regime". The first estate which is all of the clergy was the richest. The clergy is the righteous church members. The second estate included all of the noblemen. And the last one was the third estate, the third estate was the poorest of them all, this estate included the peasants and workers. It also included the bourgeoisie which was the richest of the poor. During this time in France they were having a financial crisis which means that their country had gone bankrupt and they were running out of money.
The Storming of the Bastille
Because of the financial crisis that France was having, King Louis XVl called a meeting for advice on what he should do about it. The first and second estates said that the King should raise the taxes on the third estate. This was obviously unfair but when they had the vote, the third estate was outnumbered. The third estate was outraged and they stood up for themselves.
The Great Fear/March on Versailles
WE WANT OUR BREAD!!!
The Tennis-Court oath was when the third estate renamed themselves the "National Assembly", to decide laws for the French. They made a new constitution but the King had to sign it and agree to it, so they invaded the King's tennis court and wouldn't leave until he eventually signed it.
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizen
Declaration of the Rights"Men are born free and equal in rights""liberty, property, security, & resistance to oppression""Freedom of speech, religion & equal justice"
On July 14, 1789 there had been rumors that the king was going to send his army to Paris to attack the citizens, the people stormed the prison Bastille and took weapons and gunpowder to defend themselves. This was the start of the french revolution.
On October 5, 1789, a large group of women marched through Paris demanding fair prices to buy bread for their families. They marched all the way to the king's palace and demanded to see Marie Antoinette. The women blamed her for their problems because of Marie's big spending habits. They were going to shoot her but peace was restored.
I'm sorry! Please forgive me!
The National Assembly wrote their time changing ideas in the Declaration of the Rights. They had some of the same ideas that John Locke had. Some of what he believed in was "Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity".