French Revolution

By: Kristen Edmsiten

National Assembly

On June 17, 1789 they voted on the National Assembly and it was the first act of the revolution. They wanted to call the Third Estate the National Assembly and have them pass laws and reforms.

Tennis Court Oath

Third Estate delegates had been locked out of their meeting room. They broke down a door for the indoor tennis court and pledged to stay until they made a new constitution.

Bastille Day

A mob searching for gunpowder and arms went into Bastille, a Paris prison. Took over the guard and formed around the streets with dead mens heads on the pikes.

The Great Fear

Rebellion spread from Paris to country side. Rumors spread that nobles were hiring outlaws to terrorize peasants. Panic spread through France known as the Great Fear. Peasants started to become outlaws as well and burned down manor houses.

The Decleration of the Rights of Man and of Citizen

Stated that "men are born and remain free and equal in rights." It included the rights of "liberty, property, security, and resistance to oppression." The Declaration guarenteed citizens equal justice, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion. There slogan was "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity."