French Revolution: Part 1

French Revolution: Part 1

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  • French Revolution: Introduction
  • 1789-1799
  • Factors that led to the Revolution
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  • Meeting of the Estates General
  • The French Revolution was from 1789-1799. It was an uprising in France against the monarchy which led to many establishments.
  • The Tennis Court Oath
  • 5 factors that led to this revolution were growing resentment among lower classes, new ideas about governement, serious economic problems, weak/indecisive leadership, and food shortage.
  • The Storming of the Bastille
  • This was an assembly in which representatives from all 3 estates met to approve the new tax. Each estate had one vote no matter the size of their class.
  • The Great Fear
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  • National Assembly found themselves locked out of their meeting room which led them to break down a door and stood on the tennis courts until they had drawn up a new constitution.
  • We will not leave until a new constitution is written!
  • Rumor had it in Paris Louis was sending troops and French citizens were going to be massacred. The third estate gathered weapons to defend Paris and on July 14, 1789, a mob stormed the Bastille.
  • This was a wave of senseless panic through France where peasants became outlaws themselves. Many peasants burned nobles' houses and demolished documents that stated they owed money.
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