French Revolution
Updated: 2/8/2021
French Revolution

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  • Pay Up!
  • Taxes
  • whatevs we're a national assembly now
  • It's not smart to meet up after all this time, in will give commoners power! This is disastrous!
  • Because of the social status divide in the 1700s, the peasants and commoners paid the most taxes even though they were already poor. French kings had to ask for more money from others to pay for military ventures, so they were close to bankruptcy. to solve this, they made a set of reforms to solve the economic crisis, which included raising taxes that the poor could not pay. 
  • not sure, but people have more privilege's and we don't like it
  • what are we fighting for?
  • ?
  • The king knew that if he were to go through with the reforms he would need the 3 estate generals to approve. It turns out that idea was a mistake on the kings end because it ultimately gave the commoners power. The king tried to stop the 3 estates from meeting but this only roused up the people into starting a revolution.
  • Men are born free and remain equal in rights
  • The destruction started on July 14th, 1789, which was the beginning of the revolution. Most peasants were to afraid to join, so they stood on the sidelines. The ones that did join burned their landlords land and the documents showing how much they owed their masters.
  • Ok
  • I'm taking over
  • There was no set goal for the revolution, all we know is it was based on privilege. The revolution also had many stages and was lead by many people over time.
  • The national assembly controlled the people for a few years, then in eventually turned to France as we know it. They abolished feudalism and made everyone equal under law. In the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizens its stated, "Men are born free and remain equal in rights." Women were left out because they weren't deemed "fit", so Olympia De Gouge wrote a Declaration for Women saying, "Woman is born free and lives equal to man in her rights."
  • Woman is born free and lives equal to man in her rights
  • After 1791 the Revolution turned to violence. There were wars declared, they replaced the National Assembly, beheaded King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and replaced Monarchy with the Republic. There was tens of thousands of death to citizens as well. The convention took care of the main terror in 1794. If that wasn't the end of the Revolution then Napoleon taking over definitely was.