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									The French Revolution Story
Book
Made by Christian Segarini & Zach Uzi
                    Introduction
The French Revolution. once upon a time In the late
1780’s many things were going on. There where three
Estates. 1st made up of clergy of Roman Catholic. 2nd
made up of rich nobles highest office in government
disagreed about enlightenment ideas. 3rd Bourgeoisie
lower class and peasant farmers. No power to influence
government. Embraced enlightenment ideas. Also bad
weather in 1780’s caused crop failures resulting in a severe
shortage of grain. The price of grain doubled in 1789 and
many people faced starvation. Louis XIV barrowed heavily
to help the American Revolution in their war against Great
Britain. France’s chief rival nearly doubled the governments
debt. Bankers refused to lend the government any more
money in 1786.louis let matters drift. He paid little attention
Estates General
 France was facing a financial crisis
 due to a rapidly expanding
 population, taxes, and crop failures.
 Louis XVI decided to tax the
 aristocrats. When he tried taxing
 them, he was forced to call a meeting
 of the Estates-General, an assembly
 of representatives from each estate,
 to decide if they approved of a tax
 reform. The meeting took place on
 May 5, 1789, at Versailles.

 At this meeting, the Third Estate
                   Tennis Court Oath




The Tennis Court Oath
On June 17, 1789, the National Assembly was
established. The first thing they did was proclaim
the end of absolute monarchy, and a beginning
to a representative government. Soon after,
they were locked outside of their meeting room.
They broke into an indoor tennis court, and
pledged to stay until there was a new
constitution drawn up.King Louis XVI gave into
the demands, and ordered nobles and clergy to
         Storming of Bastille




The Storming of Bastille

When King Louis made peace with the National
Assembly to end the Tennis Court Oath, he stationed
mercenary Swiss guards in Paris, because he no longer
trusted his own French soldiers. Rumors were spread
among the citizens of France, that foreign troops where
         March On Versailles



                                     I guess I wont see my
                                         family of my hose
                                                agen
The March on Versailles

 In October of 1789, about 6,000
Parisian women were rioting, due
to the rising price of bread. The
angry rioters took knives and axes
with them as they marched at
Versailles. The women broke into
the palace and killed two guards.
Reign Of Terror
    France was facing a financial crisis
    due to a rapidly expanding
    population, taxes, and crop failures.
    Louis XVI decided to tax the
    aristocrats. When he tried taxing
    them, he was forced to call a
    meeting of the Estates-General, an
    assembly of representatives from

                             Off with his head
The Rise Of Napoleon
   The Rise of
   Napoleon

   Napoleon
   Bonaparte was born
   in 1789 on the
   island of Corsica.



            I’m taking over
                 this empire
                     now
                   Conclusion
All of the events of the French Revolution together, collectively
helped the growth of democracy. There was the meeting of the
Estates-General, where the whole idea of democracy in France
was first brought up. The National Assembly is probably the
first form of democracy, because it allowed every single person
in each of the three estates a vote rather than one
representative from each estate. The National Assembly also
made many changes in government and the church, to help get
closer to a democracy.
            Resources
 http://userwww.port.ac.uk/andressd/homepage.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/va/frenchrev/revolution.html
 http://www.rjgeib.com/thoughts/french/french.html
http://website.lineone.net/~ssiggeman/napoleon.html
                     The Book
                       Notes

								
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