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The French Revolution Continued!!!

A brief summary of what we have already covered, and some more information!

Jo Newman

on 1 December 2010

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Transcript of The French Revolution Continued!!!

The French Revolution January 24th, 1789 - Louis XVI summons the Estates General to discuss France's financial crisis. May 5th, 1789 - Meeting of the Estates General June 17th, 1789 - Members of the Third Estate (and some nobles and clergy members) declare themselves the National Assembly June 20th, 1789 - The Tennis Court Oath - The National Assembly swears to not disband until a constitution is written for France July 14th, 1789 - French Mobs storm the Bastille, a symbol of French authority and the old regime August 4th, 1789 - noble and feudal privileges are abolished August 27th, 1789 - Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is created The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen was an extremely important document in history because it documents and defines the individual rights of all of the Estates as equal and universal.

It is a critical document because it was the first step towards writing a constitution for France!

The basic ideas in the declaration come from the ideas from the Enlightenment, such as individualism and freedom of speech.

The document was heavily influenced by the United States Declaration of Independence, a result of the American Revolution that France was supporting.
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