Tennis Court Oath

Tennis Court Oath

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  • Can I please have everyone's attention? My name is Abbe Sieyes and I think you guys should call yourselves the National Assembly!
  • Yes! We should!
  • 3rd Estate
  • Yea!
  • Yes!
  • End absolute monarchy! Yes to the beginning of a new representative government!
  • June 17,1789 After a long night of debates...
  • Yes!
  • So does everyone agree on the National Assembly?
  • It's locked! I can't believe this! They locked us out!
  • Open up! We deserve to be in there too!
  • This is absurd!
  • We will stay in this tennis court until they give us our rights!
  • We should make an oath.
  • We should call it the tennis court oath since we are conveniently standing in a tennis court
  • Louis XVI
  • Thanks we'll get out. One more thing do you think you can tell the other estates to join the National Assembly...?
  • Ok ok fine you guys can have your new constitution. Now can you tell your people to get out of my tennis court?
  • To be continued... As history goes on...
  • I order you all to join the National Assembly.
  • That is an order! you shall not disobey me!
  • No!
  • What!?
  • 1st and 2nd estate
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