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FC: French Revolution | By Becca and Katy

1: The French Revolution was a huge part of our lives. The American Revolution influenced the French Revolution in 1789. This event happened because of unfair taxation. Unfair taxation is when the government takes money from certain people. The French Revolution was more violent than the American Revolution.

2: all estates

3: As you can see these are all of the estates. The first estate is the clergy, second estate nobility, and third estate would be the peasants and everybody else.

4: First Estate | The first estate was the clergy. Who were the church officials. It was only .5% of France's population, exempt from Taille France's chief. The clergy paid no tax.

7: The second estate was the Nobles. The nobles were the rich people who owned most of the lands. 350,000 of the population paid no tax. | Second Estate

8: Third Estate | France was spending more money than they received, they taxed all the peasants.The peasants were unhappy about this because the other estates weren't being taxed. They also couldn't do anything about it because there was only one vote for each estate. The king rejected the third estate when they asked for more voting rights.

10: Tennis Court Oath | The Tennis Court Oath was when the third estate was kicked out of the National Assembly (where the estates get together). Then the third estate went to a tennis court and had their own meeting. The Constitution of 1791 was a limited monarchy, which meant there was still a king that was in power, but a legislative assembly (known as one of the three branches of the government) They would still make the laws.

12: Storming of Bastille

13: The Storming of the Bastille happened on July 14,1789. Unemployed citizens believed there were weapons (gunpowder) in the building and attacked it. They destroyed the building completely. This marked the start of the French Revolution.

14: After the people got rid of their king, Robespierre became the new leader. If anyone of the citizens didn't agree with Robespierre, he would cut off their heads with a guillotine.

15: During Robespierre's time when people treason broke out, when people acted against him or kill him, the people eventually got enough votes to put him under the guillotine. | Reign of Terror

16: Napoleon was a French and European ruler. He was the commander of the French armies in Italy. His success was that he gained confidence of others and had a lot of intelligence that he used to defeat the other people. When he was the commander he would say that all men are equal, not based on important jobs, but talent, not birth. He wanted to make things more equal for everyone.After his return to France, Napoleon tried attacking Britain, but they stopped him and defeated his army. Napoleon left and went back to France after that. He helped the revolution with his ideas and intelligence (knowledge) of the government. | Napoleon Bonaparte

19: The French Revolution..... the end. | AFter Napoleon was killed the people lived a better and happier life. but still ad a ruler, just not as bad as the others. | Based on a true event

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