We are all the most important people. We will not accept the old rules.The nobility is an old-fashioned idea from the middle ages.
France is broke because they spent money on the wars and spent money helping with the American Revolution.
3rd Estate declares themselves the National Assembly, Oath of the Tennis Court
We declare ourselves the National Assembly and we swear on the Oath of the Tennis Court to write the constitution for France.
The court, controlled by nobles, ruled that the group should meet by its old rules. Each estate would vote seperatly.
Declaration of the Rights of Man
Declaration of the Rights of Man 1. Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions may be founded only upon the general good. 2. The aim of all political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, security, and resistance to oppression. 3. The principle of all sovereignty resides essentially in the nation. No body nor individual may exercise any authority which does not proceed directly from the nation. 4. Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else; hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of the same rights. These limits can only be determined by law.
This is when the 3rd estate broke away from the other two because they didn't like the old fashion way of doing things by themselves
Give us all of your cannons and other guns!
One they declared themselves the National Assembly and swore the Oath of the Tennis Court, the revolution had begun.
This document was a statement of the principals of the revolution. The assembly declared that all people had the rights of freedom and equality.
They demanded for the governor cannons and other guns which made everyone confused which caused the war to break out. They killed the governor, soldiers, and other officials.