Updated: 10/8/2018
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  • Estates General
  • What should we do about the debt we're in?
  • We make up almost the whole country you need to give us more votes this isn't fair.
  • The tennis court oath
  • We are to remain assembled until a brand-new national constitution had been outlined and implemented
  • The storming of the Bastille prison
  • NO, go away before we shoot you!
  • Give us your gunpowder and there will be no violence!
  • On May 5, 1789, the Estates-General was summoned. King Louis XVI summoned the three estates to a meeting for the first time since 1614 June 17 to address the economic crisis as France was in a lot of debt from investing in wars and the royalties high amount of spending. Each estate was given one vote about what to do, even though there were around 100,000 members of the First Estate, 400,000 members of the Second Estate, and around 27 million members of the Third Estate. The third estate wanted voting to be done by the number of members.
  • Women's march on Versaille
  • OK, send in a small group of woman to speak with me.
  • After being locked out of their usual meeting hall, the third estate members who called themselves the national assembly met up at a nearby tennis court and 576 deputies signed an oath, administered by Jean-Sylvain Bailly and written by Emmanuel Sieyès. The oath stated to remain assembled until a brand-new national constitution had been outlined and implemented.
  • King Louis XVI is executed
  • Before storming Bastille, the mob of commoners had invaded Hôtel des Invalides in search of weapons, finding around 30,000 rifles but almost no gunpowder. But a guardsman said he heard that 250 barrels of gunpowder had recently been stowed at the Bastille. The mob traveled to Bastille to ask the governor for the gunpowder but he wouldn't give it and the guards started to shoot the mob, from there a fight broke out and the mob killed the guards, stormed into the prison freed the prisoners and killed the Bastille's governor, acquiring the gunpowd er in the process.
  • Robespierre reign of terror
  • Please, I haven't done anything wrong, I don't even know what I am guilty of.
  • On October 5, 1789, a group of women began marching through Paris demanding bread at a cheaper price, they marched to the King and Queen's palace in Versailles and demanded to meet the king. A small group of women went in to meet with him, he agreed to provide food from the stores and promised more in the future. Many people stayed anc continued protesting, eventually breaking into the palace and killing some guard. In the end, the King and Queen were forced to return to Paris.
  • Let us see the king and queen.
  • We need more food, bread prices are too high.
  • On January 21, 1793, king Louis XVI was executed by guillotine, the day before he had been convicted of conspiracy with foreign powers and sentenced to death by the French National Convention. In August 1792, the King was imprisoned, and in September the monarchy was abolished by the National Convention. Later on in November, evidence of Louis XVI’s counterrevolutionary intrigues with other foreign nations was discovered and he was put on trial for treason, where he would be found guilty and sentenced to death. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Helvetica; color: #181818; -webkit-text-stroke: #181818; background-color: #ffffff} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}
  • NOOOO, I haven't done anything wrongggg.
  • The reign of terror began on the 28th of July 1794 and ended on the 5th of September, 1793. During this 11-month span, 18,500-40,000 people were unfairly and brutally executed using the guillotine. The people who were executed did not have rights to a public trial or lawyers and could be arrested just because they were suspected of doing something. Many people were executed without knowing what they had done wrong.
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