French Revolution: Part 1
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French Revolution: Introduction
Factors that led to the Revolution
Meeting of the Estates General
The French Revolution took place from 1789-1799 in France and surrounding areas in Europe. It was caused by unrest among the social classes, and influenced the future of government, social classes, and revolutions.
The Tennis Court Oath
The Revolution was caused: 1. Enlightenment ideas and education 2. Economic failure and royal debt 4. Poor leadership 5. Bad harvests and starvation 6. Unequal social classes and high taxes on the poor
The Storming of the Bastille
The estates general was an assembly of the social classes where each estate came together to make new rules. The problem was each class got 1 vote, even if their populations differed. This led to the declaration of the national assembly to create an equal governmental system.
The Great Fear
The tennis court oath was a pledge made by many people, mostly the third estate to create a new constitution. It was called the tennis court oath because the pledge was sworn after the national assembly was locked out of their meeting room.
On July 14, 1789, the people of the third estate attacked a French prison called the Bastille. They attacked it so they could gather weapons to defend Paris after they heard a rumor that the king was going to dismiss the national assembly. This was the beginning of the revolution and is recognized as France's independence day.
The great fear was a riot caused by panic that the nobles were hiring outlaws to attack peasants. The peasants became outlaws themselves when they attacked, killed, and destroyed during their riots.
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