French Revolution

French Revolution

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  • Long Term Causes of French Revolution
  •  Estates General
  •   Tennis Court Oath
  •  The wide social and economic gap between the third estate and the first and second estates.  The unfairness of the tax system, first and second estates were exempt. Frustrated ambitions of the growing middle class to receive social advancements. The influence of ideas of the Enlightenment, fair government, equality, and civil rights. Political ineptitude of the last two absolute monarchs of France and a long finicial crisis in France.
  •  Storming of The Bastille
  •  The purpose of the Estates General was that their was three estates that the clergy and nobility had privileged minorities. And the Third estate represented majority of the people.
  •  Revolution Begins
  • The Tennis court oath was an Oath were it was vowing ¨not  to separate, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established.¨ 
  •  Bastille was attacked by an angry and aggressive mob. The prison had become symbol of the monarchy´s dictatorial rule, and the event became one of defining moments in the Revolution that followed.
  • The French Revolution began in 1789 and ended in the late 1790s with the ascent of Napoleon Bonaparte.
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