French Revolution

French Revolution

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  • Estates General/Tennis Court Oath May/June 1789
  • The Storming of the Bastille July 14, 1789
  • The Decree Abolishing the Feudal System August 4, 1789
  • The Third Estate felt like they didn't have the rights that they should. Feeling this way, they took action and held a meeting in and indoor tennis court to discuss the rights they felt they deserved.
  • The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen August 27,1789
  • The French were angry and decided to attack the Bastille, which was a sort of prison that people were sent to when they disobeyed the king. They went for gun powder and took the building down brick by brick.
  • The Women's March on Versailles October 5th-6th, 1789
  • Soon after the attack on the Bastille, the Third Estate went after the First and Second Estate. The National Assembly acted with rage and abolished the Feudal System and all the laws and customs.
  • The Constitution of 1791 September 3, 1791
  • The National Assembly made a Declaration which was to serve as a reminder to society and the governing bodies that everyone had equal rights and that their duty was to serve all citizens, not just the social elite.
  • The women of France, mainly the Third Estate wanted more rights, and attacked Versailles hoping the king would relinquish some of the unfair treatment and gain more rights.
  • The National Assembly decided to make a constitution in order to limit the power of the king, and to give the people of France a more freedom and rights.
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