French Revolution: Part 1

French Revolution: Part 1
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  • French Revolution: Introduction
  • Lets overthrow the government! I don't like how they rule!
  • Factors that led to the Revolution
  • I don't care about the peasants. I want another castle!
  • Meeting of the Estates General
  • I am in the first estate
  • I am in the second estate
  • I am in the third estate.
  • The French Revolution was a time in France when people overthrew the monarchy and commanded the government. It lasted for 10 years, from July 14, 1789 to 1799.
  • The Tennis Court Oath
  • We will not move from this tennis court until a constitution is written!
  • The Revolution was caused by a lot of factors that were going on all at once. The Enlightenment caused new ideas in the 3rd estate, the monarchy at the time was ineffective, and the country was in economic hardship.
  • The Storming of the Bastille
  • The meeting of the Estates General was the meeting between the 3 estates of the French population. The 3rd Estate did not like how it was run, and made the other two states go into the National Assembly.
  • The Great Fear
  • Not my documents!
  • The 3rd estate was locked out of the meeting hall, so they went to a nearby indoor tennis court. At the court, they all took an oath to never separate until a written constitution was wrote for France.
  • A mob of the 3rd estate stormed the prison of Bastille to get gunpowder for their recently acquired weapons. The Bastille is in Paris, France.
  • Break down the door!
  • The Great Fear was a time when the peasants became very afraid, and caused them to commit crimes. They stormed noble's manors and destroyed documents.
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