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