French Revolution 1

French Revolution 1

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  • France is broke 1789
  • Let them eat cake!
  • Third Estate breaks off during Estates General meeting-1789
  • Peace.
  • The Oath of the Tennis Court-1789 
  • We are the National Assembly!
  • The first stage of the revolution in France starts when France's government is broke, despite being a rich country. It is broke due to helping in the American revolution and the nobles paying to few taxes. The king at the time was Louis XVI, and the crisis on his hands was not his fault. However, his wife hated poor people and was all about fancy things. Another important thing to note is that 98% are poor, and pay more taxes  than nobles.
  • The Storming of the Bastille-July 14th, 1789
  • Louis XVI tried to solve the crisis on his hands by summoning the meeting of the estates general. Even though 98% was from the third estate (common people), their vote was still valued the same. However the third estate was doomed since both the first and second estates agreed together and refused to compremise, thus the third estate walking out of the meeting.
  • The Declaration of the Rights of Man-1789
  • After storming out of the meeting, the third assembly goes onto a tennis court on the large ground of Versallile. There they declare themselves the National Assembly. This is the point where the revolution really begins.
  • Louis is Beheaded-1791
  • For treason against France, you will be beheaded.
  • The day of independence for France is July 14th, 1789. This is when the National Assembly stormed the Bastille, a french prison. This was a act of protest from the French people to end the ways of Feualism. While storming the Bastille, the french people burned the place down. This freaked out the guards which then released the seven prisoners held captive there. 
  • On August 26, 1789, the National Assembly approved the Decloration of the Rights of Man,  which was the "independence paper" for the people of France. This document was a combination of our Constitution and Delcaration of Independence. 
  • "All persons are held innocent until declared guilty"
  • In the year 1791, king Louis XVI tried to leave France to escape the issue unfolding. He and his family was caught during that time and was faced for treason. The punishment was then decided for Louis to be beheaded. This ended feudalism in France and then the Reign of Terror began. Also to note Marrie Antwinnette was killed 9 months later. 
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