Before the French Revolution, French society was structured on the relics of feudalism, in a system known as the Estates System. French society was also centered on the political structure of absolute monarchy. It involved society ruled over by an all-powerful king or queen. The French monarch had complete control over all aspects of the society, including political power, economics, and all forms of authority. Medieval European absolute monarchs include the practice of divine rights of king, meaning that the monarch derived his or her power from god. This furthered the power of a monarch because it ensured that the king or queen did not get power from the people.
What are we gonna do about it?
The Meeting of the Estates-General
Excuse me King Louis, I believe we have financial problems
By Michael Boland
Tennis Court Oath
I vow not to leave without a new constitution!
Storming the Bastille
OH NOOOOOOO! SOMEBODY HELP US!!!
In 1789, King Louis IV called a meeting of the Estates General. It was the first meeting of the Estates General called since 1614. He called the meeting because the French government was having financial problems.
Women´s March To Versaille
WE ARE COMING FOR YOU KING
WE WANT OUR BREAD FOR THE CHILDREN
On June 20th 1789, the members of the French Third Estate, who had begun to call themselves the National Assembly, took the Tennis Court Oath, vowing ¨not to separate, and not to reasonable wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established" It was a pivotal event in the French Revolution. The Tennis Court Oath was a pledged signed by 577 members of Franceś third estate on June 20th 1789.
The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris, France, on the afternoon of 14 July 1789. The medieval fortress, armory, and political prisoner in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the centre of Paris. It ended up with Bastille being conquered and the French Revolution begins.
YOU DESERVE THIS!
The Women´s March on Versailles was one of the earliest and most significant events of the French Revolution. The march began among women in marketplaces on October 5th, 1789. They started a riot for bread prices to drop for their children.