French Revolution Begins

French Revolution Begins
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  • Long Term Causes of the French Revoltution
  • Estates General
  • Tennis Court Oath
  • Some of the long-term causes of the French Revolution included:poor leadership from King Louis XVI, class injustice between the 1st 2nd and 3rd estate, the American Revolution, and the Enlightenment.
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • Jacques Necker, a financial expert, proposed to tax the 1st and 2nd estates, but the nobles and high clergy forced the king to dismiss him.As the crisis deepened, the pressure for reform mounted.The wealthy and powerful classes demanded that the king summon the Estates General, the legislative body consisting of representatives of all three states.
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  • The Tennis Court Oath began when the National Assembly got locked out of their meeting hall and they had to meet up at a tennis court.The oath states that they shall never separate until a written constitution had been established for France.
  • Revolution Begins
  • The Bastille was a grim medieval fortress used as a prison for political and other prisoners on July 14,1789.800 Parisians crowded the gates, demanding weapons and gunpowder believed to be stored there 
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  • The French Revolution began in 1789 and ended in the 1790s.It was a period of time where the people in France overthrew the monarchy and took control of the government.It lasted for 10 years and began July 14,1789.
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