history french revolution storyboard
Updated: 3/10/2020
history french revolution storyboard
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Storyboard Text

  • In the 1700's France was considered the most advanced country in Europe...
  • People generally lived within one of 3 social classes, or estates...
  • Revolution Brewing...
  • Highly populatedGreat infrastructureCenter of EnlightenmentBut however... there were high taxes, and civil unrest
  • Citizens call to action...
  • First Estate: Wealthy individuals (Top left)Second Estate: Rich nobles (Top right)Third Estate: 98% of population paid taxes
  • Chaos in France...
  • Third Estate was not happy, they were overtaxed, jobs were not paying good, and food was priced too high
  • Robespierre...
  • King then barricaded himself with his mercenary Swiss Army guard, (no longer trusted the French soldiers)
  • Among these rioters were angry mobs who soon gained popularity and power. With no King to calm the growing frustration a new group seized power, detained the King and tried King Louis XVI for treason and found him guilty.
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