Angel Lopez-Period 1- The French Revolution Begins Storyboard

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  • Long Term Causes of French Revolution
  • 3rd Estate (Vast Majority/Peasants)
  • 1st Estate (Clergy)
  • 2nd Estate (Nobles)
  • Estates General
  • Tennis Court Oath
  • Long term causes in the French Revolution were: the unequal Estates between the 1st (Clergy, who were closest to God), 2nd (Nobles, Government, Army, Court, & Church Jobs) and 3rd (Vast majority; peasants), and the troubles of finance in France,  
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • Each estate goes to cast their vote.
  • The purpose for the Estates General was to have get a vote from each estate and to list grievances each estate had. Significant events that took place during this time was the Troubles of Finance (where debt was brought by King Louis XIV and had Jacques Necker brought to solve) and the Tennis Court Oath.
  • Revolution Begins
  • When the Tennis Court Oath was happening, cahiers were made in order to see how they could be fixed. When the meeting was going to happen, the 3rd estate was left out which caused them to fight back until they got equal rights. From this event that took place in a nearby tennis court by the meeting place, the 3rd estates declared themselves National Assembly that truly represented France and the Tennis Court Oath is now a pledge to "Never separate and to meet wherever the circumstances might require until we have established a sound and just constitution.
  • Parisians stormed the Bastille which is an old medieval prison, to look for weapons on July 14, 1789. This was a wake-up call to Louis XVI to fight back. The French killed the commander and let prisoners out. The result of the storming of the Bastille was a challenge to the sheer existence of the regime. This event also led the French Independence Day in 1880.
  • As the revolution begins and the National Assembly turns into the Constitution of France and the Violence that gets out of hand and ends monarchy.
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