Before the French Revolution, people from the first and second estates were extremely rich and powerful.
The French Revolution
The common people who made up the this estate were poor. But they’re forced to pay heavy taxes.
People from the third estate were tired of being exploited, so they rebelled. They established the National Assembly and created their own constitutions in a tennis court because they were forbidden to enter the meeting hall.
The darkest period of the French Revolution is called the Reign of Terror. Thousands of people were executed by the guillotine because they were suspected of treason.
After the Reign of Terror, a new government was formed called the Directory. The Directory ruled until Napoleon took control.
The French Revolution ended the French monarchy and removed the political power of the Catholic Church. It brought liberty and freedom to all people, especially the commoners, across France.