French Revolution

French Revolution

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  • Long Term Causes Of French Revolution
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  • Estates General
  • 1st estate 
  • 2nd estate 
  • 3rd estate
  • Tennis Court Oath 
  • The main purpose of the French Revolution was the financial problems of regime, due to deficit spending. The third estate were treated poorly and never had a say.  
  • Storming of the Bastille 
  • The Estates General is a legislature where each state gets a vote. The Nobles and the Clergy ganged up on the third estate because it was always two votes against one vote .  The third estate prepared  a list of complaints in a notebook called the cahiers. 
  • Revolution Begins 
  • The Tennis Court Oath is what the third estate is representatives as they declared themselves the National Assembly that truly represented France. The third estate were locked out of their meeting point, so then they agreed to never separate until France had a just in the constitution.  
  • On July 14, 1789 Paris seized spotlight from the National Assembly meeting in Versailles. More than 800 Parisians assembled outside the Bastille demanding all weapons and gunpowder stored inside. The commander began to open fire while resisting the gates to be open. Many people were killed i n the storming of the Bastille.
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