France no longer had any money, because they did not collect enough taxes, and the money collected from taxes was used to build a huge palace, the Palace of Versailles.
Citizens Were Unhappy
The estates meet to discuss bankruptcy in France. There were three estates, The first the clergy, the second estate had nobels and people of higher social status, and the last estate the rest of the people which made up ninety-eight percent of France. However none of the estates wanted more taxes put on them to collect money.
Storming of Bastille Prison
The citizens of the third estate become so angry with the system of government and the king, they go to the Tennis courts at the palace and make a new government, the National Assembly. Later the National Assembly makes the Oath of the Tennis Court, stating the new rules of the National Assembly.
France Under Attack
The peasants and poor people were upset, because they did not benefit from where their taxes went, and the King got to live with lots of pleasures of life, while the poor could barely get enough to eat.
One of the first battles of the Revolution was the storming of Bastille where the angry citizens went and stormed a prison to free the prisoners. The peasants stormed the prison, because the prison had become a symbol of the monarchy.
Kings in neighboring countries start to become aware of the revolution, and they start fighting against France to proclaim their support to King Louis XVI, at first they they did not plan to use arms but as the rulers threat became more real they decided to attack first.