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Copy of French Revolution Storyboard
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Cause of the Revolution
Financial problems: France was bankrupt when King Louis XIV built the palace of Versailles. This made France really poor, since the palace of Versailles was made of gold. King Louis XV, caused a lot of wars, which made France still bankrupt, since he needed a lot of money for weapons, armors, and transport. King Louis XVI did not do anything to solve the financial problem other than making it worse. His wife, Marie Antionette, spent a lot of money on clothing and accessories, and what was worse then all that was that she got Louis XVI to build her her own personal village.
Societal problems: France had many peasants, a fair amount of middle class people, and about 5% of the population as the high class/monarch. The peasants were always working hard and getting paid very little, and had to pay a lot of taxes. The middle class was lucky, but still had to work hard enough to earn money and had to pay taxes also. The high class never worked as hard as the middle or lower class and never had to pay taxes. This was unfair to the peasant and middle class people.
Political problems: France did not make everyone a citizen. Only the high class could be citizens. Everyone else(peasants/middle class) were not citizens and did not have rights that the high class did. This made the peasants and middle class angry and was unfair.
Intellectual problems: France did not have smart kings, queens or clergies. The only smart people were the philosophers. King Louis XIV, XV, and XVI were not the smartest people, since they always spent money and made France bankrupt/in debt. The philosophers however, were did not like the way the monarch was doing with France.
Events during the Revolution
Consequences and Significance
of the Events of the Revolution
Development of Democracy
Palace of Versailles
Louis XVI calls for meeting of Estate General.
The Third Estate rises and forms the " National Assembly ".
Tennis Court Oath takes place on June 20, 1789.
The storming on Bastille in July 14, 1789.
The Great Fear.
Declaration of The Rights of Man and The Citizen
March on Versailles
The Great Reign of Terror
King Louis XVI calls for
meeting of Estate General
Tennis Court Oath
Storming of Bastille
The Great Reign of Terror
Change to Government
The March to Versailles
Tennis Court Oath
People thought that King Louis XVI was
charging too much for bread and were sick of always paying taxes. So everyone started a riot and stormed the Bastille. On july 14, 1789, the riot stormed the Bastille. The Bastille was a symbol of the king's power and had lots of guns and ammunition stored there. The fall of the Bastille frightened King Louis XVI.
King Louis XVI was in trouble and couldn't
think of any ideas on how to get money. So
Louis XVI called a meeting of the Estates General
for the first time in 175 years. The First Estate,
Second Estate, and Third Estate all met at the
palace of Versailles to try and solve the King's
financial problems. The Third Estate never agreed
to any ideas that the First and Second Estate had.
The First and Second Estate were overwhelmed
by the amount of votes the Third Estate had. So
the Third Estate formed into a National Assembly.
The Great Reign of Terror started on September
5, 1793 and ended on July 28, 1794. The Reign of
Terror was really bloody and a lot of people got
killed. This was a conflict between the Girondins and
Jacobins. During this reign, around 16, 000 to 40, 000
people were executed by the guillotine. Robespierre
ruled as a dictator during this reign. The Reign of Terror
ended when Robespierre.
The Tennis Court Oath was a pledge signed
by all the members in the Third Estate. This Oath
was signed on june 20,1789 when all the Third
Estate members were locked out of a meeting
of the Estates General. The Third Estate called
themselves the "National Assembly" now.
Everyone that pledge to the oath did not leave
the tennis court until France was a constitution
monarchy. The Tennis Court Oath changed the
I chose the "change to government" because
after King Louis XVI was no longer in power,
everything changed. Everyone was now called a
"citizen" and Louis XVI was now called " Citizen
Louis Capet ". During this meeting, all of the high class
privileges were abolished and everyone would have
the same privileges. Everyone was now equal. The
National Assembly contributed a lot to the development
of democracy by making France a constitutional
monarchy. There were no more monarchs, middle class,
or peasants, everyone was a citizen now.
On october 5, 1789, all the women in the
marketplaces of Paris started a riot about the high
prices of bread. The women of France worked just as
hard as the men did, but they got paid less. This was
unfair to women, since they were equal to men. The
women wanted a constitutional monarchy for France,
so everyone would be equal. All the women marched
to the palace of Versailles and made demands to the
King. This was an important event in the French
Revolution, since everyone always thought that women
were not equal to men. This march showed that women
were just as, if not equal to men.