The French Revolution was a period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France that lasted from 1789 until 1799.
The heirs of Louis XIV were not the right men to solve the economic crisis that afflicted France.
Jacques Necker, a financial expert, as an advisor.
Estates general: is the legislative body consisting of representatives of the three estates, before making any changes.
Cahiers: or notebooks, listing their grievances.
Tennis court oath: famous oath made on a tennis court by members of the Third Estate in France.
National assembly: was a revolutionary assembly formed by the representatives of the Third Estate (the common people) .
The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris, France, on the afternoon of 14 July 1789. The medieval fortress, armory, and political prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the centre of Paris.
Bastile: a grim medieval fortress used as a prison for political and other prisoners.
The conflict between the Monarchy and the nobility over the “reform” of the tax system led to paralysis and bankruptcy caused the french revolution.