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We need to save our money!
Spend more, tax more!
The nobles must respect our political views.
Let us be known as the "National Assembly!"
We want equality!
The inequality in political power between the upper class and commoners sparked conflict.
At last, the beginning of our revolution!
Demanding equality, the commoners broke away and formed the National Assembly.
Basic human rights!
Liberte, egalite, fraternite!
On the 14th of July 1789, the National Assembly began an attack on Bastille. This fortress was used by French kings to imprison those who politically disagreed with them.
The successful attack on Bastille encouraged commoners to rise up and continue their revolutions, and July 14th was then known as French Independence Day.
The National Assembly set the Declaration of the Rights of the Man and of the Citizen of 1789 that spoke for human rights.
After the execution of Louis XVI, the Reign of Terror began. The government killed all of those they deemed unloyal.
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