French Revolution Part 1

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 was a period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France that lasted from 1789 until 1799. It was partially carried forward by Napoleon during the later expansion of the French Empire.
  • The Tennis Court Oath
  • France's debt, aggravated by French involvement in the American Revolution, led Louis XVI to implement new taxations and to reduce privileges.The deregulation of the grain market, advocated by liberal economists, resulted in an increase in bread prices.
  • The Storming of the Bastille
  • In 1789, the King Louis XVI called a meeting of the Estates General It was the first meeting of the Estates General called since 1614.He called the meeting because the French government was having financial problems.
  • The Great Fear
  • On 20 June 1789, the members of the French Estates-General or the Third Estate, who had begun to call themselves the National Assembly, took the Tennis Court Oath
  • The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris, France, on the afternoon of 14 July 1789. The medieval fortress, armory, and political prison in Paris known as the Bastille.The prison contained just seven inmates at the time of its storming, but was seen by the revolutionaries as a symbol of the monarchy's abuses of power; its fall was the flashpoint of the French Revolution.
  • The Great Fear was a general panic that took place between 17 July and 3 August 1789, at the start of the French Revolution.
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