On The Eve of Revolution

On The Eve of Revolution
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  • ON THE EVE OF REVOLUTION
  • FRENCH SOCIETY DIVIDED
  • SECOND ESTATE
  • THIRD ESTATE
  • FIRST ESTATE
  • FINANCIAL TROUBLES
  • WHAT LED TO  THE STORMING OF THE BASTILLE AND TO THE START OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION ?
  • Louis XVI Calls the Estates-General
  • France was divided into estates, which is an outdated social system . First Estates : Clergy Second Estates : Nobility Third Estates : Vast majority of the population
  • DELEGATES TAKE THE TENNIS COURT OATH
  • Economic woes in France added to social unrest and heightened tensions. Deficit Spending - Spending more money than receiving .
  • PARISIANS STORM THE BASTILLE
  • France was on the verge of bankruptcy. Louis XVI summoned the Estates General to meet . Louis had all three estates prepare cahiers, listing their grievances . Cahiers : Notebook used during the French Revolution to record grievances .
  • Tennis Court Oath : They swore to " never to separate and to meet wherever the circumstances might require until we have abolished a sound and just constitution
  • Rumors that the king would occupy the city led to an angry mob of french people stormed the Bastille
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