The French Revolution Begins

The French Revolution Begins

More Options: Make a Folding Card

Storyboard Description

This storyboard does not have a description.

Storyboard Text

  • Long Term Causes of French Revolution
  • Gosh, I'm soooo hungry. . .
  • Estates General
  • Tennis Court Oath
  • A big long term cause of the French Revolution is how there was a huge inequality between the estates. The Third estate, was the majority of the population and they always worked hard and would receive little pay. They would have to pay taxes while the Second Estate, the nobles, were exempt from paying taxes, but the Second could collect some of it The First Estate would take the most, this inequality of the estates is what led to the population to revolt.
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • There is nothing here . . .
  • After dismissing Jacques Necker, the old finacial expert, King Louis XVI summoned the Estates-General before making any changes. The Estates-General offered a carrying out of changes similar to the Glorious Revolution in England. They wanted to bring the absolute monarch under the control of the nobles and guarantee their own privileges. The king had all three estates prepare cahiers, many reforms dealt with fairer taxes, freedom of press, or etc.
  • Revolution Begins
  • The Third Estate would always get out voted by the other two estates since they were only allowed one vote. After weeks of stalemate, delegates of the Third Estate declared to be the National Assembly and represent the people of France. After being locked out of the hall, they moved to a nearby indoor tennis court and took the Tennis Court Oath. They swore to never separate and to meet wherever until they had a sound and just constitution.
  • Over 800 Parisians stormed the Bastille asking for weapons and gunpowder. The general didn't want to open the door so he opened fire to the mob. The mob got more angry, they killed the general and broke through the defenses and some prisoners were let out. The result was that their was no weapons in the prison and the storming was a wake up call to King Louis XVI to what the people will do to get their to be change.
  • The third estate went crazy with revolutionary flare. They were motivated by the storming of the Bastille and the National Assembly. They killed a lot of people and they posted their heads on pikes as a reminder of what they will do for the people and to have change.
Explore Our Articles and Examples

Try Our Other Websites!

Photos for Class – Search for School-Safe, Creative Commons Photos (It Even Cites for You!)
Quick Rubric – Easily Make and Share Great-Looking Rubrics
abcBABYart – Create Custom Nursery Art