French Revolution

French Revolution

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French people learn how to start a revolution

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  • We are abused by taxes and can't even afford food!
  • The estate-generals voted on what reforms they should do to fix their financial troubles.  However, the clergy and nobles resisted any types of reforms that made it so that they had to pay taxes.
  • NO! We won't pay taxes nor will we give up our lifestyles for you peasants.
  • The National Assembly meets up at a local tennis court and swear to never seperate and meet wherever.
  • I swear,  we shall meet wherever at anytime.
  • Parisians assemble outside of the Bastille, and wanted the weapons inside.  They stormed it and many died.  The Parisians won and was a turning point for power and control.
  • Six thousand women marched 13 miles from Paris to Versailles yelling bread.  Much of the crowd's anger was directed toward queen, Marie Antoinette, who lived a life of great pleasure and extravagance.
  • !BREAD!
  • People were sentenced to death for being suspected of resisting the revolution.
  • You are sentenced to death for suspicions of being a traitor.
  • Napoleon was 20 when the revolution started and worked as a lieutenant.  Eager to make a name for himself, he quickly climbed up the ranks of the military.  Soon he became a general, then a consul.  He then had enough power and crowned himself king.
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