3JF French Rev

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    Debt of France

    The debt of france has been increasing and france begins to be on the edge of bankrupcy
  • Louis XVI Calls the Estates-General

    The Estates-General commenced in May, they wanted each Estate to come up with a list of all their grievances. Along with the Estates General meeting the National Assembly who got locked out of the debating room and sooner founded the Tennis Court Oath.
  • Divided French Society

    France was split into 3 Estates these estates were seperated by first estate being the clergy second estate being the nobles and the king. Third estate being the rest of the population, being merchants and lawyers aswell as the peasants.
  • Form Of National Assembly

    Mostly filled of the Third Estate. The National Assembly all took the Tennis Court Oath which meant " never to seperate and to meet wherever the circumstances might require until we have established a sound and just consitituion
  • Parisians Storm The Bastille

    Rumors of royal troops going to occupy the capital. Around 800 Parisians went to Bastille an old fortress now as a prison to get gunpowder and guns. The Parisians take bastille and release the prisoners, but there were not any weapons
  • The National Assembly Acts

    Nobles in the National Assembly gave up their privileges they agreed to be taxed. Declared that all men will be equal, but did not grant equal citizenship to females
  • Women's March

    around 6000 women marched to Versailles rioting because of the lack of bread. Much of the anger was towards the queen former princess of Austria. They refused to leave until the King and the royal family would stay at paris.
  • Church

    The church was put under the control of the state. Many bishops and priests refused to accept the document "Under the Civil Constitution of the Clergy" as well as the Pope who condemned it.
  • Constitution

    The National Assembly completed its task of constructing a constitution that setup limited monarchy and made a new legistlative assembly that would make laws collect taxes and decide upon war and peace. They would be elected by tax p[aying males over the age of 25. It reflected enlightened goals and ended the church interference with the goverment