In 1789 France in is debt due to the fact that they spend more money than they are collecting in taxes.
Storming of the Bastille
The prices went up and the pay went down and so many peasants were barley getting enough food to survive. This angered them and they want to fix this.
The third estate, was being taken advantage of by the first and second estates and they wanted to make a change. They decided to form the National Assembly, to help make changes in France. They were aiming to write a constitution.
July 14th 1789 the National Assembly stormed Bastille. A battle broke out among the National Assembly and the jail. Many people got set free, it is now their independence day.
Later in August the Declaration of rights passes. This now allows the citizens to have more freedom and equality.
King Louis tried to leave Paris because things were getting too hard, but got caught and was labeled a traitor. The king then died by the guillotine and his family was locked up. The French were now ready to fight for liberty, equality and fraternity.