French revolution
Updated: 12/19/2019
French revolution
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  • Meeting of the Estates General
  • You don't count our votes
  • We are starving
  • Tennis Court Oath
  • We represent France!
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • They're trying to attack!
  • We need gun powder
  • King Louis XVI called a meeting of the Estates General in Versallies to try to work over solutions to help France's financial crisis. Groups that made up the third estate feel that they aren't treated fairly. They held votes by order of the estates.
  • March on Versailles
  • Members of the Third Estate gathered at an indoor tennis court, their meeting hall, after holding a pledge to be the National Assembly. They made an oath and created their own constitution of 1791.
  • The Reign of Terror
  • Off with their heads
  • On July 14, 1789, the Switzerland troops were called by the king to get gun powder from inside the Bastille which was a prison. The french weren't informed of this and thought they were invading so they started the beginning of the revolution.
  • The Rise of Napoleon
  • I have all power
  • Women marched the streets from Paris all the way to the Palace of Versailles. They demanded to see the king and make a promise to change bread prices. They also demanded for him to return to Paris.
  • Our children are starving!
  • A man named Robespierre took over the French republic. He started the clarification process of the king and queen. He used the guillotine to execute the king and queen, and every person who involved themselves with him.
  • I only wanted cake
  • Napoleon had experience as a soldier all his life. After the war started Napoleon created his own army and crowned himself Emperor. He had military success on his plan to take over Europe, he partnered with many countries and ruled others. He had many reforms, like making school public, make peace with catholic church, and fixed debt.
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