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Undergoing a Revolution. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!. Bastille day. Bastille Day – July 14, 1789 a symbolic act of revolution independence day for France Bastille represented evil & corruption People protested for freedom of speech and equality

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undergoing a revolution

Undergoing a Revolution

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!

bastille day
Bastille day
  • Bastille Day – July 14, 1789
  • a symbolic act of revolution
  • independence day for France
  • Bastille represented evil & corruption
  • People protested for freedom of speech and equality
  • killed governor of Bastille, forced King to listen

en.wikipedia.org

louis xvi calls for meeting of estates general 1789
Louis xvi calls for meeting of estates general - 1789
  • The Estates General are a Governing body representing all three estates
  • All estates have not met since 1614.
  • “deputies” are representatives of each estate
  • The first and second estate outnumber the third estate by votes (2 to 1)

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third estate upset form their own government
Third estate upset, form their own government
  • Called the National Assembly
  • Secretive organization
  • Members of Bourgeoisie
  • A governing body of the Third Estate
  • Encourage people to ignore King
  • Passed laws and reforms (changes)

http://www.franceattraction.com/bourgeoisie.html

the national assembly
The national assembly
  • Encourage other estates to join them
  • Originally not recognized by the King
  • King locks them out of meetings
  • They decide to meet on their own
  • King Louis XVI discovers their meeting place
  • King files a Letter of Condemnation – they are not allowed to be in the country
the king condemns them
The king condemns them!
  • Members refuse to be stopped, meet on a tennis court and take the Tennis Court Oath (the National Assembly will meet at any location until their plans are successful).
  • Established “ Declaration of Right of Man and Citizen”
  • (DOROMAC)
  • King appeals to the Second Estate, “Please pay taxes!” They refuse…and so does the Third Estate.
  • France has no money & no income!
  • King has lost absolute power, he is forced to recognize new government

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louis xvi listens perhaps too late
Louis XVI listens…perhaps too late!
  • Recognizes National Assembly
  • Governing body representing all Estates
  • King has lost absolute power, he is forced to acknowledge new government
  • Many join the Third Estate and the National Assembly

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escape from france
Escape from france!
  • The King & Queen attempt to flee into safety
  • They try to cross the border to Austria
  • Postmaster recognized them and contacts authorities
  • Marie and Louis XVI were arrested & forced into imprisonment
  • Accused of treason and leaving their people

en.wikipedia.org

en.wikipedia.org

in 1792 france becomes a republic
In 1792 france becomes a republic
  • Reign of Terror begins…