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 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 • killed governor of Bastille, forced King to listen en.wikipedia.org
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) teachnet.eu
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 • 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! • 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 www.123rf.com
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 littlemissfrenchified.wordpress.com
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 • Reign of Terror begins…
Secret phrase to enter class on tuesday • Tennis court head