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Viva la Revolucion !. Trials and Tabulations leading to the French Revolution. An Outline of the Early Stages. Stages of the Revolution. Legislative Bodies. 5/89 Estates-General 6/89 National Assembly 10/91 Legislative Assembly 8/92 National Convention

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Viva la revolucion

Viva la Revolucion!

Trials and Tabulations leading to the French Revolution


An outline of the early stages

An Outline of the Early Stages

Stages of the Revolution

Legislative Bodies

5/89 Estates-General

6/89 National Assembly

10/91 Legislative Assembly

8/92 National Convention

4/93 The Committee of Public Safety

  • Liberal Revolution

  • Radical Revolution

  • Creation of a Republic

  • Constitution of ‘93

  • The Terror

  • The Great Terror


Origins of revolution

Origins of Revolution

  • Fiscal Crisis

  • Food Shortages

  • Increased political awareness

  • Limited monarchial powers


Attempts at reform

Attempts at Reform

The most perilous moment for a bad government is one when it seeks to mend its ways


Pre revolution france

Pre-Revolution France

97% 3rd Estate

1% 2nd. 2% 1st

1st & 2nd exempted from taxes

Seigniorial dues required

Divided government and laws


The french estates

The French Estates


Calling the estates general

Calling the Estates General

  • Called to resolve countries fiscal crisis (5/89) first time sense 1614

  • 3rd estate received 2x number of representatives

  • Estates met separately, numbers mattered not

  • Abee Sieyes called 3rd estate to meet as a National Assembly (5/28/29)


Tennis court oath

Tennis Court Oath

  • 6/20/89

  • 3rd Estate locked out of Assembly

  • Reconvene on local tennis court

  • Vow "not to separate, and to reassembly wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established"


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