Whoops. France is nearly broke! What shall we do?
Yes I know, keep up with the taxes and we will be okay
Meeting of The Estates
This is unfair! We will not vote!
I vote Yes for more taxes
We also vote yes for more taxes
3rd Estate Breaks Off
We will call ourselves the National Assembly
We don't need the others!
We are the National Assembly!
France was running out of money. The king used a lot of the money along with the nobles. The population was made up of 98% 3rd class people. The king continued to give taxes to the people, and in addition to this pay was low and prices on resources were high.
Oath of The Tennis Court
Let us call this the Oath of The Tennis Court
We we write France A declaration!
The king called all 3 estates to take a vote on if the King should continue to raise taxes. Both the 1st and 2nd class voted to raise them, while the representatives of 98% of the population thought this was unfair and didn't vote. They then broke off and no longer took orders from the king.
Battle Of Bastille
GIVE US YOUR WEAPONS!
The third estate broke off, and they all met at an old fashioned tennis court. They then named themselves the National Assembly, which was made up of the 3rd class.
National Assembly Controls Government
The national assembly met on an old fashioned tennis court, and they swore to each other that they would write France a declaration. This was called the Oath Of The Tennis Court.
After that, on July 4th, 1789, the National Assembly went to Bastille and demanded the governor for their guns and cannons. A battle then broke out and ended up killing the governor, soldiers, and other officials.
By 1789, the National Assembly was in control of the French Government. Feudalism was abolished and nobles had no special privileges. All people were declared free and equal.