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The French Revolution

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FC: French Revolution | Nick Jones Jacob Chalupnik Viva le Revolution

1: The French Revolution was a revolt of the third estate. They did not think they were getting equal rights. They and only they had to pay taxes

3: The three Estates, (Clergy, Nobles, Middle and lower class) met together to discuss France's financial issues. The three estates where each given one vote to help decide what they where to do. The clergy and Nobles voted against the distribution of taxes and all of the taxation was placed on the Lower class.

4: Tennis Court Oath

5: The Tennis Court Oath was when the National Assembly locked the doors to the court room not allowing the third estate to enter. So the third estate went to a tennis court and created the starting grounds for the Constitution of 1791.

6: a | A Fun day at the Bastille

7: On July 14, 1789 Bastille was raided. The Third Estate raided the Bastille in order to obtain weapons and gunpowder. They were planing to over throw the government in a coup which evolved into a revolution

9: One of the parts of the Reign of Terror evolves Robespierre. He declared King Louis XIII of treason, and that anyone who owns anything that has the seal from the King or opposed him (Robespierre) was also a traitor. His weapon of choice to decapitated those who were convicted of treason was the Guillotine. It had a hole for the head to go into the someone would pull a rope and a weighted blade would cleave right though the neck.

11: Napoleon was the Emperor of France. That was a bit of a step backwards from whole master plan of the French Revolution. The French Revolution was to step away from absolute rule and more into a republic. He was later sent out to live the rest of his days out on a island. Somehow he escaped, made it to France, and when the solders got there to arrest he said "It's okay now i am back, your ruler. They fell for it laid down their arms and bowed down to him. He was then later recaptured and sent back into exile on another island.

12: Conclusion | The French Revolution started a an event in Europe that led to changes all over the world. The people stood up to an oppressive government and fought for freedom while there where set-backs eventually the people prevailed and democracy and peace came to fruition. The French revolution is a clear example of people moving away from kings and queens and looking more to a world where they, the people, make the difference and have a say

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