FC: The French Revolution | By: Sarah Erickson and Jessica McNutt
1: Once upon a time, there were 3 estates. The Clergy, the Nobles, and everyone else.
2: The third estate people were the only ones who had to pay taxes. | Hola!
3: The second estate was made up of the nobles.
4: The first estate was made up of the Clergy.
5: The king wanted to have a meeting with all of the estates, which they called the Meeting of the Estates General.
6: They had the meeting to discuss the financial crisis France was having
7: The third estate wanted to vote by head, but the king decided to have everyone vote by order instead, which meant that each estate got one vote.
8: In 1791, people gathered on an indoor tennis court for a national assembly where they made a pledge to stay until they finished the Constitution of 1791.
9: In their constitution they wanted freedom and equal taxes for all of the estates. They also wanted equality for men in general.
10: On July 14, 1789, people gathered at the Bastille. They went there to gather weapons and gunpowder. The storming of the Bastille was the start of a Revolution.
11: The Reign of Terror was a period in time when many people died. Robespierre was the man in charge who killed many people using the guillotine.
12: During the Reign of Terror, the King was put on treason and killed.
13: The Reign of Terror also lead away from the republic, and helped take a step towards Democracy.
14: Napoleon was a brilliant leader and a great emperor. He was also a good military leader, which lead to great military success for France.
15: Some reforms of the Revolution were, tolerance of religion, and freedom of economics.
16: The French Revolution lead to democracy because of the freedoms and religious ideas that were spread among Europe.