After bad harvests and costly wars, King Louis XVI is forced to convene this ancient assembly to raise taxes. During the election process, voters traditionally draft petitions of grievance. When taxes were raised, it caused the commoners to become angry since the rich were still living lavishly.
RAISE TAXES FOR THE POOR TO PAY FOR OUR WAR DEBT!
May 5th, 1789
On 20 June 1789, the members of the French Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath in the tennis court which had been built in 1686 for the use of the Versailles palace. The vote was "not to separate and to reassemble wherever necessary until the Constitution of the kingdom is established".
Come back when we need to make change to this Constitution.
The Storming of the Bastille was an event that occurred in Paris, France, on the afternoon of 14 July 1789, when revolutionaries stormed and seized control of the medieval armory, fortress, and political prison known as the Bastille. At the time, the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Paris.
YOU CANT RUN LOUIE!
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was published, set by France's National Constituent Assembly in 1789, is a human civil rights document from the French Revolution.
This is the new declaration!
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
On October 5, 1789, crowds of Parisian women met at City Hall to demand bread and when they were refused marched the 12 miles to Versailles to confront the royal family. After relating their need to Louis, he promised the women that he would send grain to Paris.
WE WANT BREAD!
Amid the events of the French Revolution, the French royal family attempted to flee the country to avoid retribution from the revolutionaries. This was a major event in the French Revolution as it led to the eventual deaths of both Louis XVI and Marie AntoinetteJune 20th, 1971