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The Storming of Batistille, the March on Versailles

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King Louis XVI taken captive, Tennis Court Oath

National Assembly

Monarchy Abolished

King Louis XVI Guillotined

1789- 1791



After King Louis XVI signed a constitution that strippe him of most of his powers, the Legislative Assemby voted to abolish the monarchy, ending King Louis XVI's rule as king. France has not had a monarchy since.

The Storming of the Bastille happenned on July 14, 1789. The Bastille was oriuginally a fortress, but was later a prison. The storming was caused because King Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette, ignored the poor's cries for food. The resunt of the storming was that the revolutionaries took the fortress. The March on Versailles occurred on October 5,1789. This march was on the king and quen's palace in Versailles. Their purpose was to get bread distributed to the poor. In the end, the poor got their bread and the royals escaped unharmed.

The Tennis Court Oath was on June 20, 1789. The Third Estate, who represented the commoners and lower clergy, had been ordered to disband by King Louis XVI. Upon gathering on an indoor tennis court they took an oath not to disband until a new French constitution had been adopted. King Louis XVI was taken captive on October 6, 1789. He and his wife, Marie Antoinette, had been hiding from revolutionaries when a mob gathers outside their hiding spot demanding he come with them. King Louis XVI agrees and accompanies them to Paris.

King Louis XVI was executed by guillotine in 1793. After the revolution broke out, he and his wife, Marie Antoinette, fled to different countries including Austria. While in Austria, they were taken captive and executed. By this time France was a republic.

The National Assembly was formed on June 13, 1789. It was made by the Third Estate and later was replaced by the Legislative Assembly on September 30, 1791. Also in September 1791, the Constitution of 1791 was adopted. The constitution kept the monarchy, but jurisdiction remained with the Legislative Assembly. The Assembly was selectex with a flawed system. Voting was restricted to citizens who payed taxes. The constitution did not last long.

1789 Cont.

The National Assembly

Storming of the Bastille

The French Flag

Constitution of 1791

King Louis XVI

The Tennis Court Oath

The French Monarchy Abolished

King LouisXVI Guillotined


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