On June 20th, 1789, members of the third estate took the tennis court oath. The oath states to not separate and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established.
We, the third estate, take an oath to force a new constitution on the king!
We will not disband until a new french constitution has been adopted!
On July 14th, 1789, a mob stormed the Bastille, a state prison on the east side of Paris. When the governor who was there declined to let them in, they seized him, killed him, and carried his head around on a spike.
Fall of Bastille
On October 5th, 1789, thousands and thousands of people marched to the King's palace in Versailles to riot about the harsh circumstances in Paris. There was no food and everyone was very poor, they wanted the kind to come see what was happening and he agreed to, he left the palace and went to stay in Paris.
Woman’s March to Versailles
I will travel to Paris with you to see this "harsh" circumstances
We shall abolish all noble titles.
Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen
In August, 1789, the National Assembly met in Paris and worked very quickly to establish a new Constitution. They abolished all titles, making every single person a citizen. They took the Church's money and property too. They wanted anew government to be able to make their country financially stable once again.
We have to work quickly to estbalisha new constution.
I hereby sentence King Louis and Queen Marie Antoinette to death.
King Louis adnd Queen Marie on Trial
Near the end of the revolution, King Louis and Queen Marie were put on trial. They were both sentenced to death. King Louis was executed by guillotine immediately, put Queen Marie suffered for about 2 months in a cell until finally being sent to her terrible death by guillotine.
Reign of Terror
The Reign of Terror was a period in France that lasted from about 1793 to 1794. A lot of violence happened and a lot of executions took place. It was ruled by a group of men called the committee of public safety, the group leader was also a group leader of a radical group called the Jacobins. This group wanted to save the revolution even if it was going to cause violence. They made new laws and made terror a government policy. All citizens needed to be extremly careful under these harsh laws