French revolution summary
Updated: 12/18/2019
French revolution summary
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  • Meeting of the Estates General
  • Lets just tax the third estate more.
  • But I'm already taxed!
  • Tennis Court Oath
  • We'll show them
  • We deserve to be heard! We make up the majority lets go against them
  • It's ridiculous
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • It's our time! Give us weapons
  • Let's fight back
  • All of the estates meet to discuss the financial crisis. They all vote by order of the three estates on a solution, but no one listens to the third estate, continuing the old system moving away from democracy.
  • March of the Versailles
  • We want bread! Let's see the King!
  • The third estate is mad that no one listens to them so they all pledge to stick together. They call themselves the National assembly, and together they discuss a new Constitution, moving towards democracy.
  • The Reign of Terror
  • Off with his head!
  • People heard that royal troops were coming to Paris. People got so upset that on July 14th, 1789 they went to the prison Bastille and demanded weapons, but the soldiers refused and opened fire on them. This battle between them was the start of the french revolution, moving towards democracy.
  • The Rise of Napolean
  • How dare he take the crown
  • I am ruler of France.
  • Women's children were starving so they marched 13 miles to see the king and demanded bread. The king promised to give them all bread and to live in Paris so people could visit him easily, moving towards democray.
  • After the king and queen were killed the french government becomes a sort of Republic. Robespierre becomes a ruler of the revolution and sends anyone that doesn't love the revolution to the guillotine. This ensured that no one move towards monarchies.
  • I swear I hate the king
  • Through Napoleon's military success's he crowned himself emperor of France moving towards monarchy like government. Although he caused a lot of wars and later failed he created many reforms in France like public schools and equality before law.
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