The people were divided into 3 estates : The king, clergy and nobles and commoners.
The king started wasting a lot of money and eventually there was a famine in the country.
Due to the kings wastage of money not even bread was avaliable for the commoners to eat. If anyone tried to go against the king that person was locked in Bastille, the common jail.
On July 14, 1789,the commoners gathered in large masses and broke out at the state prison in Bastille.
The members of the third estate called themselves the National Assembly and took the Tennis Court Oath, vowing," Not to separate and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established.
Now France celebrates the independence day on every 14th of July. The tricolored flag represents: Blue- Liberty White- Equality Red- Fraternity