French Revolution Beginnings

French Revolution Beginnings

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  • Taxes
  • Starvation
  • Enlightenment Philosophies
  • We need rights!
  • The third estate, which was made up of hard-working peasants, got little to none of what they worked for. Apart from this, they were constantly taxed by those in higher classes with no representation. This caused tension among the people and the government.
  • Estates General Meeting/Tennis Court Oath
  • We will continue to meet until our needs are met.
  • From hard winters, flour production was low, therefore peasants were no longer able to pay for food or make food to pay for. The scarce amount of bread sent peasants into a fuss to get any food they could, ripping apart stores and stealing from others.
  • Storming Of Bastille
  • New ideas were being presented and distrust against the people in power formed. Through the enlightenment of the people, obedience became the last thing they needed to keep in check.
  • Women's March to Versailles
  • The third estate planned to meet in a building, but the doors were locked. They then moved to a nearby tennis court where they vowed to continue to meet until they had a new constitution.
  • Protesters pile up at the gates of Bastille for hours, where the guards did not let the peasants in until the actions became violent. The guard at the door was killed and his head was paraded on a spear, then the walls were torn apart brick by brick once they got in.
  • Tear the walls down!
  • The women of Paris began to get upset at the fact that there was no representation, along with no food for them to serve to their families. With their motives, they stormed to Versailles and demanded attention.
  • LET US IN!
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