I am the ruler and I tell you what to do! You can't tell me!
We want the National Assembly!!
But this money is for my food...
Give us your money.
Hurry up I need to go waste some food.
Louis XIV leaves France in trouble after he spent all the money, they have poor harvest, and they have a national debt.
We swear to "never seperate and to meet wherever the circumstances might require until we have established a sound and just constitution."
Louis XVI was an absolute monarch. He was weak and indecisive. He did not accept the reforms of the National Assembly making the people very angry.
We want to go inside!
The first estate was made up of the clergy, the second was made up of the nobility, and the third estate were peasants or the rest of the population. The top 2 estates used their power to take money from the third estate even when they were starving.
When the third estate held a meeting the National Assembly found their meeting hall and guarded it, The delegates moved to a tennis court because they were scared that the king would dismiss them.
The Bastille was symbolic to the French people because it represented years of abuse by the monarchy. After they broke in they didn't find weapons but the let some prisoners go.
Emigres fled France because their privileges, property religion and their lives were being attacked. They told their horrifying stories.