Help me from this Prison!King Louis XVI put me in here!
The Estates-General was the legislative body of France up until the French Revolution. The king would call a meeting of the Estates-General when he wanted the advice on certain issues. The Estates-General didn't meet regularly and had no real power.
Women’s March on Versailles
We Want Bread!!!! To feed our KIds!
On June 13, 1789, the Third Estate declared itself the "National Assembly." They would begin making their own laws and running the country.
The Reign of Terror
Let's behead for people who done the wrong!
The Bastille was a fortress built in the late 1300s to protect Paris during the Hundred Years' War. By the late 1700s, the Bastille was mostly used as a state prison by King Louis XVI.
I'm the husband to the Marie Antoinette
In 1789 France, the main food of the commoners was bread. A poor French economy had led to a scarcity of bread and high prices. The people were hungry. In Paris, women would go to the market to buy bread for their families, only to find that what little bread was available was very expensive.
The Reign of Terror was a dark and violent period of time during the French Revolution. Radicals took control of the revolutionary government. They arrested and executed anyone who they suspected might not be loyal to the revolution.
The Directory was the name of the government that ruled France during the final stage of the French Revolution. The government was based off a new constitution called the "Constitution of Year III."