The French Revolution Begins (Erik Maghari Period 5)

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Erik Maghari Period 5

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  • Long Term Causes of French Revolution
  • Ugh... I grow tired of this.
  • Yes! That shall be fun
  • Shall we have a party later?
  • Financial Troubles(continued)
  • We owe way more than that. Get more money at once!
  • Shall we increase taxes?
  •                           Estates General
  • Freedom of the Press!
  • They are bloodsuckers!
  • Fairer Taxes for everyone.
  • Events that caused the war include France's Estate system and their financial troubles. France was divided into 3 estates (1st, 2nd, and 3rd estates) which showed zero unison. Then with the financial trouble King Louis XIV(weak, indecisive king) chose Jacques Necker(financial expert) to help with the financial problems, but in the end Necker gets  fired because of the 1st and 2nd estate.
  • Tennis Court Oath
  • We shall never separate!!
  • France was in financial trouble because of deficit spending(government spends more money than it takes in) and the fact that the 1st and 2nd estates didn't want to be taxed or follow economic reforms. Also this was also due to King Louis XVI's extravagant spending.
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • The Estates General are the legislative body consisting of representatives from all the 3 estates. The first estate is Clergy, the second estate is nobility, and the third estate is the bourgeoisie and the poor. So KIng Louis XVI summoned them and asked them to prepare cahiers(a notebook listing their grievances). Purpose was to solve the problems France faced
  • Revolution Begins
  • This is where the National Assembly (Delegates from the third estate) met after they found their meeting hall locked. Here the National Assembly swore never to separate and to meet more often. The Tennis Court Oath was a pledge taken in a tennis court to never separate till France had a just constitution.
  • On July 14, 1789, after hearing that King Louis XVI(weak, indecisive king) would dissolve the National Assembly, 800 Parisians assembled outside the Bastille(medieval fortress) to get weapons. The commander of the Bastille refused, so the Parisians killed him and 5 other people. They also released the prisoners inside. This event was a wake-up call for King Louis XIV. July 14th became known as Bastille day.
  • Ouch!
  • Weapons!
  • We shall occupy the capital 
  • Weapons!
  • Shortly after the storming of the Bastille and other events such as financial troubles and the division of French society, the fight for France's independence began. 
  • FOR FREEDOM!!
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