French Revolution

French Revolution
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  • Taxes
  • Why are we the only ones paying TAXESSSSS!
  • Starvation
  • My farmer father cannot afford enough food for the whole family
  • I WANT BREAD!!!!!!!
  • Enlightenment Philosophies
  • We are born with our natural rights!
  • Why is OUR government based upon A MONARCH!!!!!
  • Why are we being controlled by ONE king!
  • Peasants were very furious with the fact that they were the only estate paying taxes.  Most opposed this policy because half of their income would go straight to taxes and the rest would have to last their family the whole month.  Taxes were placed on many things to make up for the money, which became to excessive and unfair.
  • Estates-General Meeting/Tennis Court Oath
  • Before the Revolution, there was bad harvest in the years of 1787 and 1788.  These bad harvest led to a slowdown in food, and also the rising prices of food; one which was a French necessity, bread.  This made French citizens chaotic, especially the peasant since most were very poor.
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • These philosophies questioned whether if the current government was the most practical.  Questioned inequality between the estates, concerns about natural rights, why was their government controlled by a monarch, etc.  Salons were held and discussed many things relating to their government.
  • Women's March to Versailles
  • I am trying to feed a family, while you are trying to starve them!
  • During this event, all estates gather together and discuss about the countries finical problems since this was there main goal to fix.  They discussed how their votes would count, each estate would count as one vote.  When the doors were locked against the third estate, they took the nearby tennis court and swore an oath to never separate for each other, until a constitution was developed.
  • Estates were worried that the king was preparing for an attack, so they believed they needed to be prepared also.  But there was a problem to this, they did not have any gunpowder, so they decided to attack the Bastille when they heard there was gunpowder stored inside.  Only realizing the situation was hopeless, Lanuay surrendered and was eventually killed.
  • Women revolted against the king unfair price of bread and staring marching from the market place tot he palace.  With more women and some men continuing to join the march.  The King would met some of the women and would provide them food also, many also wanted to see the queen, blaming her for France's financial problems.
  • Where is the QUEEN!!!!!!
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