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France was greatly in debt after helping the Americans fight the British in the American Revolution and from their involvement in the Seven Year's War. France was not able to supply its citizens with basic necessities such as food. France had also seen a very harsh winter which destroyed their crops
France's debt was increasing every day due to their spending habits and was getting larger than they could handle. King Louis XVI decided to put more and more taxes on the peasants who were already in debt because of their low wages
The French in the Third Estate had had it with the with the king and the other two estates voting in the Estates General and decided to create the National Assembly of France. They wanted to make a new France and a new government.
On August 29, 1789, the National Assembly of France was Established. The Third Estate first stormed the Bastille Prison. Later the Declaration of the Rights of man was adopted. During the Flight to Varennes, the royal family attempted to flee France, but they were captured and returned to France. King Louis XVI formally signs the new constitution and The Legislative Assembly is formed.
After King Louis XVI was executed on the guillotine the Reign of Terror had begun. The Committee of Public Safety was formed and decided that it will rule France during the Reign of Terror and took Robespierre as their leader. After he was executed Napoleon overthrow the Directory and establishes the French Consulate with him as leader of France which brought an end to the French Revolution.
The French Revolution By : Pavraj Brar 9-1
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