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Tennis Court Oath

May 1789

The French Government called a meeting of the Estates General in May of 1789. The Estates General that was made up of members of the Estates met at Versailles. During the next month, the First and Second Estate clashed with the Third Estate on a variety of issues. On June 17, the Third Estate decided to break from the Estates General and draw up their own constitution. They were locked out of their regular meeting place and instead met at a Tennis Court.The Tennis court oath expanded the rights for citizens and was supportive of the Declaration of the Rights of Man.

Creation of National Assembly

June 17, 1789 - July 9, 1789

The National Assembly turned down Rights for Women written by Olympe de Gouges. 7,000 women marched from Paris to Versailles. In 1791 The National Assembly completed its constitution. Citizens gained voting rights, taxpaying men at least 25 years of age had the right to vote. The Monarchy was severely restricted from the kings power. This creation of the National Assembly with its expanded rights for citizens was a supportive of the Declaration of the Rights of Man.

Great Fear

July 17, 1789

Known as a period of panic and a riot by peasants because the thought of starvation created fear towards them. They rose against the ruling of the aristocrats, with the help of the Bourgeoisie. It supports the Declaration the Rights of Man, because the action taken in the end brought about more equality. Known the less many of the actions were violent and brutal and took peoples lives unfairly in violation of the Declaration the Rights of Man.

Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen

August 26, 1789

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen, are the rights that were written towards the protection of all males and citizens giving them the equal rights/protections as the other Estates. This clearly supports the letter and spirit of the of Declaration the Rights of Man because it is the same document.

Important Actions of the National Convention

September 20, 1792 - October 26, 1795

After Louis execution the National Convention tightened its hold on France. The National Convention managed the Committee of the Public Safety, and the military defense against France borders. They established the Revolutionary Tribunal, it would eliminate anyone that threatened the Revolution. The Actions of the national Convention in the establishment of the Revolutionary Tribunals was an attack on the Declaration of the Rights of Man, because people were deprived of their rights, their freedom, and even their life.

Creation of the National Convention

September 20, 1792

The national convention supported the revolution. The Montagnards supported the lower class/ poor people. The support pushed them to adopt more radical policies. The Girondins were moderates. They supported monarchy and resisted the extremes. The plain supported the Girondins at first but then switched to the mountain. The Creation of the National Convention expanded rights for citizens was a supportive of the Declaration of the Rights of Man.

Reign of Terror


Execution of Louis XVI


The Montagnards tried to execute the king to prevent a return of monarchy. The king was scheduled to die on January 21, 1793. Louis delivered a speech proclaiming his innocence. Louis was then pushed on the guillotine, which would chop of the victims necks with a sharp blade. The story than spread across Europe quickly and was seen as a horrifying tragedy. The execution of Louis the XVI clearly brought more a quality on the long run because it was the beginning of the end of the aristocracy in France. On the other hand Louis was not given rights to process and his own rights were not protected.

Storming Bastille

Dec 31, 1969

It is known as a date of public holiday in the storming of the revolution. The Bastille was a huge structure that used to be a castle with 8 towers. A rumor passed that a group was planning to storm the building. Threats were made all around.