French revolution
Updated: 12/19/2019
French revolution
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  • Meeting of the Estates General
  • We need to find a better way to pay off our debt
  • we need to lower taxes, and lower prices (third estate)
  • we need to join them or self we will get over thrown.
  • Let make our own constitution. We need to stop the king from ruining our lives!!
  • Tennis Court Oath
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • LET US IN!!!!!
  • Open Fire!!
  • The King of France gathered everyone around. He told all the citizens that they were in a financial crisis and they needed to make a vote on what to do about it. And the third estate did not agree with the decision of leaving things how they were. This moved away from democracy.
  • The march of the Versailles
  • I will come back, I promise to make life better for all.
  • . third estate was not happy with the results and decided to go into a room and lock themselves inside ( tennis court). They decided to call them selves the National assembly and make a pledge to make sure things change in the system. They finalized a constitution that gave the different rules and griefs about their king. This led the towards democracy
  • The Reign of Terror
  • On July 14,1789 over 800 troops from Switzerland came to "protect" the King. Parisians left the city to a prison to gather weapons and other prisoners for help to defeat the Bastille. When they came back into the city the commander refused to the let them back in and started a new revolution when he had soldiers open fire on the crowd. This moved away from democracy.
  • The Rise of Napoleon
  • I will now crown Napoleon.
  • I am the all mighty Napoleon. I have all the power. I will crown myself!
  • While the men had all of the power, women were stuck at home with the children who were starving. The costs were too high for bread and made the women make a march to the king to lower prices or move back to Paris. This moved towards democracy.
  • We want equality. We want better prices. Come back to Paris!
  • During this time, France was at war with multiple countries. Robespierre stepped up and became the leader of the National Assembly. He assassinated anyone involved with King Louis. But then Guillotine stepped in a found a more human way of making the end to the terror. And this was a step towards democracy. And soon made the country a republic.
  • After the bloody time, Napoleon came into power. He grew up in the military and was always successful. He soon crowned himself and changed himself to an Emperor of France. His reforms to make France great gave a better outlook on the people and other countries.
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