The French Revolution: Scene 1

The French Revolution: Scene 1

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  • Meet King Louis XVI
  • I have a great idea! Let's call a estate general meeting!
  • Grievances
  • As a representative of the third estate, we would like to point out the mistreating towards the third estate.
  • Tennis Court Oath
  • Approve our constitution! Equal rights for ALL men!
  • King Louis XVI calls for an estate meeting for grievances after 175 years since the last meeting.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Men
  • Declaration of the Rights of Men1. Men are born and remain free an equal in rights..2. These rights are liberty, property, security, and resistance to oppression. 3. No person shall be accused, arrested, or imprisoned [unless] according to law.4. ..All persons are held innocent until they shall have been declared guilty. 5. ..Every citizen may speak, write, and print with freedom. 6. [Taxes] should be equitably distributed among all the citizens in proportion to their means... (same percentage of income, not the same amount)
  • Propose grievances. The third estate's grievances are to have equal tax. They should also be able to climb the hierarchy. Treated the same as the upper classes.
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • Let us in! We want the prisoners out!
  • After King Louis XVI disapproves the grievances, people of the third estate makes a constitution.
  • Kidnapping of the Royal Family
  • No!! Please!
  • You're coming with us!
  • The new input of laws made by the third estate.(6 out of 17 articles)
  • After King Louis XVI denies the constitution, the National Assembly stormed the Bastille. (more than 800 parians) People of the third estate wanted the weapons from the Bastille but when they broke in, they realized that there were no weapons.
  • The Royal Family was kidnapped for treason.
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