Why are we paying for everything and they're living like kings?
Meeting of the Estates General
I think it's a great idea!
Yes, I agree!
Uhhhh... I don't know guys...
The lower classes in the beginning of the French Revolution payed a majority of taxes, while they had the least amount of money. They were highly upset about this and wanted to pay less tax and have equal rights compared to the upper class men.
Tennis Court Oath
...alright, just sign here!
One of the main causes of t he French Revolution was that the lower class men were very upset because they had to pay so much for taxes. There was also a big issue between the monarchy and the nobility.
Storming of the Bastille
Take all of the weapons! Let the prisoners out! We need them to fight!
The three estates came together to talk about the way things were run. The third estate was often outvoted, so their thoughts normally went unheard or were looked over.
The Great Fear
Run! Hide! Get the children!
The third estate came together and decided to stay until they got a new constitution. Some of the higher estates joined them because they agreed with them. They signed what was called the Tennis Court Oath, which stated that they would do what was right, in their own opinion of course.
The bastille was a Parisian armory that the Third Estate broke into to steal their weapons. Along the way, they freed the prisoners.
A huge panic and fear flowed through the town after the storming of the Bastille. The towns people thought that the third estate were after them, when they in fact were not.