French Revolution

French Revolution
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  • French Revolution 
  • Meeting of the Estates general: In 1789, the French King Louis XVI called the first meeting since 1614. The purpose of the meeting was because the government had financial problems.
  • We need more money!
  • Tennis Court Oath: In June of 1789, the members of the third estate begun to call themselves the National Assembly. They then took the Tennis Court oath of, " not to separate, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established".
  • We are the National Assembly!
  • Storming of the Bastille: On July 14th 1789, a prison known as the Bastille was attacked by an angry group of people. The prison represented royal authority in the center of Paris. This was a defining moment in the revolution. 
  • March on Versailles: The march on Versailles was a march consisting of mainly women demanding bread for their families. They stormed Versailles and even got to Marie Antoinette's room in which she escaped. The king made a speech from his balcony and exclaimed," My friends, I will go to Paris with my wife and Children to distribute the bread". This would be the last time he ever saw Versailles.
  • We want Bread!
  • Reign of terror:  The reign of terror was a dark and violent period of time during the Revolution. Radicals had taken control of the Government and arrested anyone who they suspected might not be loyal to the revolution. They executed many people by the guillotine including Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI.
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