the french revolution
Updated: 3/10/2020
the french revolution
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  • French revolution: Introduction
  • I am Napoleon Bonaparte, I was the ruler of France from 1799 until 1815, and i ended the french revolution
  • Factors that led to the french revolution
  • Lets just gamble so we can earn more money
  • Problem: poor leadership, unnecessary spending.
  • effects: struggling economy!resentment from lower classes.
  • We need more food for the citizens.
  • Causes
  • we have no food nor money
  • why do we alone pay huge taxes when we do all the work
  • The french revolution lasted 10 years from 1789 to 1799. It began on July 14, 1789 when revolutionaries stormed a prison called the Bastille. The revolution ended in 1799, when general Napoleon Bonaparte overthrew the revolutionary government and established the french consulate.
  • The meeting of the Estate General
  • I'm representing the clergy
  • I'm representing the nobles
  • I'm representing the peasants
  • Many factors played a role in the french revolution such as: growing resentment among lower classes, new ideas about government.The french also suffered from serious economic problems. And the french also experienced weak leadership and food shortage.
  • The tennis court oath
  • We arent leaving these courts until a new constitution is made!!
  • The lower class( peasants) had to pay extremely high taxes, although they were in poverty, while the nobles and clergy didn't have to pay any.
  • The great fear
  • In the estates- general each class had a representative who would discuss with or advise the king with his decisions, usually individually.
  • On June 1780, the national assembly found themselves locked out of their meeting room. They broke down a door to an indoor tennis court, pledging to stay until they had drawn up a new constitution. The members of the noble and clergy who favored reform joined in, then Louis stationed his mercenary army of Swiss guards around Versailles.
  • The Great fear was a wave of senseless panic throughout France where peasants became outlaws. peasants were armed with pitchforks/farm tolls, as they broke into nobles manors and destroyed documents. These documents bounded them to pay feudal dues leading to heavy taxation.
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