The French Revolution occured because of the States-General meeting held in Versailles during May 5, 1789. The three states were supposed to talk about taxes and voting but failed to do so and ended up fighting about each other's structures. Because of this, the third state eventually separated itself and later on formed the "National Assembly". King Louis wasn't pleased about this and locked down "Salle des Etats" where they were suppose to have a meeting, but during June 20, 1789 the assembly moved to the Salle du Jeu de Paume which is where they had sworn that they will not stop until France is given a concrete constitution, they called it the Tennis Court Oath. King Louis pretended to accept it and everyone thought he'd let it pass until he brought about 20,000 soldiers to Paris and locked down the city. The King also fired all his ministers, including all the supporters of the National Assembly. Because of this the people started protesting in the streets and wrecked havoc. On July 14, the people stormed Bastille. The rest is what became of the French Revolution.
The changes that were produced by the French Revolution was crucial to France. It gave France its first official constitution called the "Declaration of the rights of man and citizen" written by the revolutionaries and National Assembly in 1789. It also gave France its Flag which was also made in the same year. The National Anthem of France was also made during this era, in particular - 1792, when they first tasted freedom before Napoleon broke it again. The motto of France "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" also originated from the revolution. It also gave France a rich history and an unforgettable event throughout the world.
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