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 The 3 rd Estate was fed up and formed the National Assembly on June 17 th, 1789  Some members of the 1 st and 2 nd Estates joined the National Assembly.

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2  The 3 rd Estate was fed up and formed the National Assembly on June 17 th, 1789  Some members of the 1 st and 2 nd Estates joined the National Assembly  The National Assembly plans to meet with the 1 st and 2 nd Estates June 20 th, 1789

3  The doors were locked at Versailles and Louis XVI’s guards would not let the National Assembly in  The delegates of the National Assembly then met at an indoor tennis court at Versailles  They agreed not to disband until a Constitution was created

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5  577 men signed the oath  More nobles and clergy began to join the National Assembly

6  Louis ultimately gives in and agrees to draft a constitution  Louis XVI then begins to gather troops in Paris and Versailles  Around this time Louis XVI fires his director of finances, Jacques Necker  Necker is popular among commoners  The Parisians respond with rebellion

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9  The Bastille was initially a fortress built between  In the 17 th century it became a political prison  The governor of the prison would earn a living based on how many and what kind of criminals were in the Bastille

10  Parisians stormed the Bastille because it had gunpowder and because it represented the oppression of the government  It was believed that there were hundreds of prisoners inside  Only had 7 prisoners (4 counterfeiters, 2 mad men and a young aristocrat)

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12  In July and August of 1789, there are sporadic rebellions across the French countryside against feudal landlords  The National Assembly signs the August Decrees, which cancels all obligations peasants have to their landlords

13  On August 26 th, 1789, the National Assembly signs the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen  Gave all French due process and declared all French people to be equal (laws and legal proceedings must be fair)  Things quiet down, but not for long…


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