french revolution

french revolution

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  • meeting of the estates general
  • hey guys there is a financial crisis going on what should we do
  • tax the 3rd estate
  • let's tax the 3rd estate
  • this is so unfair i am going to do something about this
  • tennis court oath
  • we are the national assembly! we will not go away until we have a constitution
  • this looks like a good idea i will join them
  • okay fine there will be a constitution
  • storming of the bastille
  • i cannot open the door
  • open the door! we demand the weapons and gunpowder you have
  • in 1789, while there was a financial crisis was going on, king louis xvi called the meeting of the estates general. the first and second estate wanted to do what they always have done, tax the third estate. the third estate didn't like that, so they are going to do something about it
  • the march on versailles
  • bread! we demand to see the king! we will not leave until the king comes to Paris with us
  • in June 1789, when they found their meeting hall locked, third estate generals moved to an indoor tennis court. there they called themselves the national assembly and swore to never separate until they had a constitution. in 1791 a constitution was created which made the government into a constitutional monarchy
  • the reign of terror
  • on July 14, 1789, about 800 Paris citizens stormed into the bastille, a fortress that was being used as a prison. the citizens demanded the weapons and gunpowder that they believed was stored. the commander refused to open the door and opened fire on the people
  • the rise of napoleon
  • on October 5, about 6000 women stormed to the king in Versailles because they demanded the king. they shouted bread. they would not go away until they had bread and the king, and his family went with them to Paris
  • okay fine we will go to Paris with you
  • on January 21, 1793, king louis xvi was executed by the order of the national convention. after that, Robespierre rose to power. although the government as a republic, he did not like the ideas of monarchy or anything to do with it. anybody who was against him was beheaded.
  • okay go to the guillotine you're going to die
  • i don't like how you're using the guillotine with terror
  • after Robespierre loses power, napoleon rises to power while he is a 20-year-old lieutenant. his military success allowed him to gain more power. in 1804 he gained enough power to become the emperor of France. the French strongly supported him, and he supported the enlightment ideas
  • surrender or die! we have you outnumbered
  • okay we surrender
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