Creation of the National Assembly

By: Chaz Berge


The national assembly was created during the French revolution, and it was created by the third estate representatives. The national assembly existed from June 13, 1789 to July 9, 1789. It all started when the estates general was called to deal with Frances financial problems o May 5, 1789. Each estate had their own representatives elected, but the third estate was given the opportunity to have twice as many representatives elected. What the third estate representatives did not know was, the day of the opening on May 5 1789, they were informed all of the voting was going to be based on power not count or quantity, so there was basically no point in them even having double representation, because they are in the third estate and have little to no power compared to those in the first and second estate. The third estate representatives refused to let this happen and met separately, otherwise known as the tennis court oath.

Tennis Court Oath

As you know now the tennis court was created because of the issue with 3rd estate representatives not being treated equal. The tennis court oath is meetings of the third estate representatives. The whole oath part of this is, the representatives gave an oath not to disperse until a new French constitution had been adopted.






“Ignorance, forgetfulness, or contempt of the rights of man are the only causes of public misfortunes and of the corruption of governments.” - French National Assembly

People being stupid, forgetful, and contempt cause flaws or corruption in government.