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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