French Revolution

French Revolution
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  • THE THREE ESTATES
  • We have such a luxurious life, and we don’t even have to pay taxes
  • TENNIS COURT OATH
  • STORMING OF BASTILLE
  • In the 18th century France was a feudal society. It was divided into three estates;the clergy and nobility were at the top and the commoners were at the bottom, and formed 95% of the population.
  • EXECUTION OF KING LOUIS XVI
  • Please don’t kill the King!
  • On 20th June 1789, the members of the third estate took the TENNIS COURT OATH . The oath was “not to separate, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established"
  • REIGN OF TERROR
  • On the afternoon of 14th July, 1789 THE STORMING OF BASTILLE occurred in ParisThe prison contained seven inmates at the time of its storming. The act was seen, by the revolutionaries, as a symbol of the monarchy's abuses of power; it’s fall was the flashpoint of the French Revolution.
  • RISE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
  • The execution of Louis XVI, by means of the guillotine, a major event of the French Revolution, took place on 21 January 1793
  • The period which started from the summer of 1793 to the summer of 1794 was called the ‘Reign Of Terror’ in the history of France. It was during this time that many of the new leaders had began to use fear and violence and executed hundreds of people each week.
  • The years of bloodshed lead to the Rise Of Napoleon. He rose in the ranks of the army to the position of First Consul, the highest official in the country. He won many territories for France and declared himself Emperor in December 1804. France became a powerful nation in Europe under Napoleon.
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