I shall make the people happy by holding an Estates General, but what I wont tell them is I don't care at all about them.
Alright the rich are on the left so I'll only listen to them.
I think we should raise taxes so we can help our government.
How is this fair at all! We are making our own assembly! We'll be back!
The French Revolution was one of the largest revolutions ever. It spaned 10 years and more than 40,000 people were killed. It started with civil disarrest, the 3rd class was being thrown under the bus and subject to many depressions. They did not like this and forced the king to act. Through assemblies and forums, out comes a revolutionary document, The Declaration of the Rights of Men. Then the King is exiled and a consul takes power.
If we don't stand up for what we want and what we deserve how will we ever get it.
King Louis XIV calls for the Estates General to appease the 3rd class but doesn't give them any representation.
All of these reforms lead to a great jump in French society and started ground breaking ideas in the world.
The 3rd class hates that they aren't being represented and act out.
This document will insure that all man, woman, and child will be treated equally and correctly
The 3rd class wanted a say in how their life was run. So that's exactly what they did. They started their own assembly in defiance to the Estates General.
The ideas in the Declaration of the Rights of Men were some of the ground work for the Universal Declaration of Independence we have now.