french revolution

french revolution

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  • Pre-revolutionary France
  • The Tennis Court Oath
  • The Reign Of Terror
  • France was divided into three estates, the first and second estate were the privileged and wealthy. The third estate is the unprivileged and poor. The only reason they are poor is because the King and Queen put France in a dangerous amount of debt. They had extremely high taxes that only the third estate had to pay and they already didn't get paid enough, so most of the died from starvation.
  • Napoleon's Conquest
  • The King didn't like that people from the third estate called the National Assembly were creating their own government so he locked them out of their meeting spot. so they decided to meet up at a tennis court and that's where they pledged to continue to meet until they write a new constitution.
  • Women's March 
  • After the King and Queen's execution, there were was a fight for power between many different groups of people and Robespierre ended up being the one who gains all the power in 1793. He made changes like eliminating Sundays in the calendar and closed churches. He became leader of the Committee of Public Safety and there were bogus arrest,torture, and death.He is responsible for the killing of 40,000 people.
  • Napoleon's conquests was a series of events destroying the relationship between France and its allies.He ended up conquering most of Europe in the 19th century. He seized all political power in the coup d'état of 1799.From there he crowns himself emperor in 1803. Napoleon was defeated in a battle against Russia in 1812.
  • A group of angry women from the third estate marched to the Palace of Versailles and invaded the palace. They were tired of the injustice and inequality that they have faced. They were all armed and they almost got to the Queen but they were too late. But they forced the King and Queen to move to Paris.
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