How come we're the only estate that must pay taxes?!
True! I mean we can barely eat everyday while they sit up there livirng lavishly!
Causes of the French Revolution (Pt.2)
Exactly! I mean our queen can't bear a child... what direction is France going in?!
Our country is dying, we don't have enough political power!
Meeting of the Estates General
How dare they ask from us?! Now we will have give up some of our luxuries!
I suppose that we might have to help the third estate...
The third estate felt discriminated against as they were the only estate that had to pay taxes. Furthermore, one of the main foods for the people for France was bread and they were outraged they could not afford it anymore.
Creation of National Assembly/Tennis Court Oath
We will not disband until we come up with a constitution for France!
Due to physical issues with the king, an heir could not be produced so people were afraid of the direction the country was going in. The third estate also felt that they did not have enough political representation despite their size.
King Louis XVI called the meeting of the estates general with representatives from each of he estates to make decisions as they would affect the revolution. There were also new taxes made that made it fairer for more people.
National Convention and Committee of Public Safety
We are through with monarchy! This system is not working!
The Third Estate declared themselves the national assembly and met at a tennis court. They took the Tennis Court oath and swore to not give up til they made a constitution.
The Legislative Assembly was formed and made Louis XVI the monarch and head of state.
I am the head of state!
The first act of the National Convention was to get rid of monarchy as they believed that the system was not working and they had to overthrow the king.