french revolution

date: 1789-1799

causes of the french revolution

Louis XVI called a meeting of the Estates-General in Versailles to talk about a new tax plan. Three guys decide to join the Third Estate, leaving the Chambers of the Clergy. The Third Estate proclaims itself "The National Assembly." A few nobles and many clergy join the movement of the Third Estate.

women of the revolution

The women of Paris invaded Versailles. Women, march through Versailles, and force the royal family back to Paris. Louis XVI is called "Prisoner" in Paris. The Assembly, declares that in the spirit of constitutional monarchy.

second assembly of the notables

On December 12, The second Assembly of Notables the governments ruling elites; 13 grandees, 13 bishops, and 29 judges. is dismissed, having firmly refused to consider doubling the representation of the Third Estate.

tennis court oath

On June 20, Tennis Court Oath of dismissed Estates-General members who refuse to cancel. The Tennis Court Oath was a pledge signed by 576 of the 577 members from the Third Estate who were locked out of a meeting of the Estates-General.

third estate doubled

December 27: Prompted by public, Necker announces that the representation of the Third Estate will be doubled, and that nobles and clergymen will be able to stand.