Bishops, priests, and the church. Highest class. No taxes
The nobles. No taxes
Peasants, doctors, middle class, had to pay taxes.
The middle class
Spending more money than you can afford
Weak king of France during the start of the French Revolution. Married to Marie Antoinette. He was beheaded during the French Revolution
Queen of France, but was born in Austria. Very rich, lived in a palace is Versailles. Also beheaded during the French Revolution
Financial expert and advisor to King Louis XVI. He was fired after suggesting that the 1st & 2nd Estate should get taxed.
Legislative body consisting of representatives of the three estates. Was called for the 1st time in 175 years by Louis XVI because of financial crisis
Notebooks listing their grievances
Tennis Court Oath
Famous Oath made on a tennis court by members of the new National Assembly. Swore to defend the liberty of the French people & not stop until they had a constitutional and more rights.
A fortress in Paris used as a prison.The French revolution started when Parisians stormed it in 1789. The Parisians demanded weapons and gunpowder that believed to be there. The crowd stormed in, released prisoners, and killed guards.
Rumors of attacks on villages and towns
Middle Class military. To fix the government
Marquis de Lafayette
Fought George Washington in the French Revolution. Headed the National Gaurd
More representation in government. Replaced the royalist government of the city. Wanted to end monarchy. Radical
Declaration of the rights of man
Declared that all men were born with natural and equal rights.
August 4th 1789
Nobles in the national assembly voted to end their own
privileges. They agree that now they will pay taxes.
Constitution of 1791
Created a limited/constitutional monarchy. Created a legislative assembly.
Had the power to make laws, collect taxes, & decide on issues
Flees the country for political reasons
Declaration of Pilnitz
Issued by Austria and Prussia. The two monarchs made this to protect the French monarchy
Name means: without breeches. They're the peasants. Demanded a republic
A government ruled by elected representatives instead of a monarch
Middle class. Also wanted republic. They helped get the word out.
A country that is ruled by a king or queen but with limited power