French revolution

  • The third estate asked for a new voting system

    The Third Estate asked for a new voting system in which each representative would vote individually. When the king refused, the Third Estate declared that, as the true representative of the nation, it was forming a National Assembly.
  • Declaration of the right of man and citizen

    It was born of an idea of the Constituent Assembly, which was formed by the assembly of the Estates General to draft a new constitution.
  • The capture of the Batille

    When revolutionary insurgents stormed and seized control of the medieval armoury.
  • locked of the national assembly

    The king locked the National Assembly out of the Estates General, so they met at a tennis court nearby. They declared that they would not leave the tennis court until France had a constitution.