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jun 1, 1789 - Calling of the Estates General Tennis Court Oath

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In the late 1980's, France was almost completely bankrupt. Louis XVI's idea was to raise taxes to fix the problem, but when the plan was denied by aristocrats, Louis called a meeting of the Estates General. When the clergy and third estate thought they were locked out of the meeting because of a plot being summarized, they moved to a tennis court and swore the oath saying they were to stay put until they created a constitution that put power in peoples hands. This was considered the Tennis Court Oath and resulted in the start of the revolution.

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Events of the French Revolution

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jun 1, 1789
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~ 229 years ago

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