The French Revolution Begins

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The events that led up to the start of the French Revolution.

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  • Long Term Causes of French Revolution
  • Help the poor we need equality!
  • Estates General
  • The first and second estate vote no against taxing the 1st and 3rd estate.
  • We won!
  • The third estate votes yes
  • Tennis Court Oath
  • WE WILL STAY UNITED AND FIND A SOLUTION FOR ALL PROBLEMS!
  • YES!
  • Inequality between the 3 Estates was occurring. The first Estate was made up of the Clergy who bathed in wealth and owned 10% of the land.  The second Estate was made up of nobles who where like the middle class. The 3rd  made up of the rest of the population. They had to pay taxes and many were poor while the other estates didn't have to pay a dime. The wars too left France without money & in debt.
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • The Estates would have a Estate General who would represent that certain estate. When needed to vote the estates would vote and than have 1 person from each each estate vote. It was unfair however because the 1st and 2nd estate favored to vote the same thing they where against the 3rd estate.
  • Revolution Begins
  • The Nation Assembly weren't let into the room with the others so they did what they had to do. They all took the meeting to the next room a tennis court. There they sat they stood and on that Tennis Court in Paris to never separate & meet where the circumstance is at to find a solution.
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  • People & the group of the 3rd Estate heard rumors that the king was going to occupy the city of Paris with his soldiers. Scared this was true the people didn't want to get shut off o so they stormed the Bastille looking for more weapons and gunpowder only to kill a commander, 5 guards, free prisoners , and find no weapons to use. The people didn't like the Bastille so in return they started breaking it down and selling the bricks or giving them away.
  • With the storming of the Bastille That was the ticking time bomb which went off and started the revolution. The people took it to the streets the marching and someone had the head of the commander on a stick. King Louis XVI received word of what was going on that it wasn't a riot, but a revolution which had just started.
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