French Revolution, Part 1

French Revolution, Part 1

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  • French Revolution: Introduction
  • Factors that led to the Revolution
  • Meeting of the Estates General
  • The French Revolution was a cruel time when the government was overthrown and the royalty killed. It lasted from 1789-1799
  • The Tennis Court Oath
  • The 5 reasons for the revolution was lack of food, the third estate having to pay all the taxes, hatred to the upper estates, new ideas, and poor leadership.
  • The Storming of the Bastille
  • The meeting of the Estates General meant that the third estate could not get back at the higher estates, so they made a plan.
  • The Great Fear
  • Because the king locked the National Assembly they broke into a tennis court and swore to stay until a constitution was written.
  • The third estate attacked the Bastille and celebrated afterwards, getting weapons and making their point to the government.
  • There was a wave of panic causing peasants to become outlaws, called the Great Fear.
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