On the 14th of July an angry mob attacked and destroyed the Bastille. The people that attacked were reforms and wanted
to modernize the country. Instead of a absolute monarchy they wanted a constitutional monarchy. Before the revolution there
was the old time regime. In the regime there were three estates; the commoners, the clergy, and the nobles.
The reason for the revolution was because there was poverty, famine and an empty treasury. Reforms wanted to change this...and
this was a start of a revolution!
The nobles then went to the Tennis Court and made an oath that they won't come out until the king, Louis
the XVI, wrote a constitution. After he wrote the constitution, the form of state changed to a constitutional
In August of 1789, the Declaration of Right of Men was introduced. It stated that everyone should be
equal, there should be no tithe and that nobles should pay tax. But, there was still famine & poverty. Louis
the XVI didn't know what to do, so he escaped to Versailles and asked for help. The women got mad, and marched to Versailles
and brought the king back to Paris. This was called the Womens' March to Versailles. When he was brought back to Paris he
got beheaded by a guillotine. (1793) After his death, the form of state became a Republic.