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Comic Strip

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Transcript of Comic Strip

Inspiring the World
by Helena Willits
YELLOWKNIFE: CANADA
As of June 17th, 1789, the
Third Estate
has voted and declared itself "
The National Assembly
," granting themselves the right to make laws.
"
This vote was the first deliberate act of revolution
," people say.
France's previous
Estates-General
meetings only allowed the
Third Estate
one vote, despite the fact that they represented the vast majority of the population.
Abbé Sieyés
argued, "
What is the
Third Estate
? Everything. What has it been up to now in political order? Nothing. What does it demand? To become something herein
."
After hearing their radical ideas, king
Louis XVI
locked them out of their meeting room, which they responded to by breaking into a nearby tennis court and vowing not to leave until they had created a new constitution. They called this the
Tennis Court Oath
. "
FRENCH THIRD ESTATE CREATES A NEW CONSTITUTION
AUSTIN: TEXAS
The
Tennis Court Oath
The
Tennis Court Oath
occurred due to the
inequality of the French government through the
Estates-General
meeting, where each estate got a single vote, despite the vast majority of the population that the
Third Estate
represented. Striving for a government with a greater sense of equality, the
Third Estate
took part in the
Tennis Court Oath
so they could create a constitution granting greater equality for individuals, which they had experienced a lack of firsthand. This increase in personal rights and equality was a step towards democracy, where these ideals are held in high regard.

There was no one cause of the French Revolution. A series of long and short term factors both forced and inspired people towards revolution. To start off, increased population led to a higher living price. Crop failures created higher food prices and starvation. On top of it all, King Louis XVI acted as a weak leader when a strong one was crucial to maintaining the
country's order. The French were
their own independence.
also inspired by the success of the American Revolution,
motivating them to fight for
WARSAW: POLAND
KIROV: RUSSIA
YICHANG: CHINA
THE FRENCH KING IS EXECUTED
For years, France had suffered under King
Louis XVI
's tyrannical rule with no justice. He was a weak leader who acted only in his own intentions.
Through the French's marvelous revolution, the
National Assembly
was able to demote him to the rank of a common citizen and prisoner. After trial, King
Louis XVI
was found guilty of treason, sentencing him to his death. Through this revolution, France declared itself a
Republic
and granted male citizens the right to vote, following America on the path towards Democracy.
LONG LIVE THE REPUBLIC
WE ARE NOW FREE
what about women's rights?
Good thing that's not me...
IF THE KING WON"T PROTECT US WE WILL PROTECT OURSELVES
BASTILLE

PRISON STORMED BY COMMONERS

Provoked by the intensity of the revolution,
King Louis XVI
sent his Swiss mercenary army to monitor Paris. When the news of his troop's coming reached Paris, rumors spread that
King Louis XVI
was attacking them. On July
14th, 1789, the commoners of Paris took part in the "Storming of Bastille," where they stormed Bastille prison and seized weapons to protect themselves from the Swiss mercenary. Since the prison served as a symbol of unjust monarchy, the storming symbolized the revolution. The French were inspired by this to further carry on the revolution, and the day has been declared a French national holiday.

The Storming of Bastille gave the people of France hope that they could overthrow the unjust monarchy that they were ruled by and establish a government that would provide rights for the people, such as a
Republic
and possibly even a democracy.
Through the French Revolution, France had successfully contributed to the growth of Democracy. Although they had not fully established a Democracy, they were able to abolish monarchy, establish a government that respected individual rights, and constantly increase the appearance of Enlightenment ideas in their government. Even though France had found its inspiration from
RIGHTS
FOR ALL
MEN
WE'LL MAKE OUR OWN CONSTITUTION
chop
chop
THE FRENCH KING HAS CALLED ON THE PEOPLE FOR HELP

Louis XVI
has established a group entitled "The
Estates-General
," in which the
first, second, and third estates
each receive one vote on political issues. While many see it as a threat to safety, others rejoice in their new-found representation in government.
"
What is he trying to do?
" English king George III states. "
Create a
republic
? May as well place a ballot box upon his throne.
"
Many worry about the safety of their country under a leader who calls upon his people for help. Could other nations see this as a weakness? Some believe neighboring countries will attack France in an attempt to suppress the enactment of enlightenment ideas in the Government, fearing their own countries would be inspired to rebel and create a similar government themselves.
Why have a king when you can vote?
What is this, a
republic
?
chop
chop
but I support the revolution...
America, it provided other countries with the hope that such revolution could occur
France inspired other European countries to establish more
representative governments, many of them becoming
within Europe.
constitutional monarchies.
The End
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