The Third Estate waits outside Versailles to be seen by Louis XVI paxton yon

In April of 1789, a riot broke out in a factory. The riot occurred when rumors spread that the owner made a speech stating that workers were to be paid lower wages and as a result there would be lower prices. What the owner said was misunderstood by some of the workers and they thought they were only getting paid less. this led to the Reveillon Riot. The Reveillon Riot was one of the first instances of violence during the French Revolution.

A month later people started seeing that Louis XVI proved unsuited to deal with the severe financial problems he had inherited from his grandfather, King Louis XV. In 1789, Louis XVI assembled the Estates-General, The Estates-General had not been assembled since 1614, and its deputies drew up long lists of grievances and called for political and social reforms. After being rejected of their ideas and the King kicking them out of the meeting along with Jacques Necker, the deputies of the Third Estate met on the Jeu de Paume, an indoor tennis court, in opposition of King Louis XVI’s order to disperse. They took an oath not to disperse until a new French constitution had been created.

Will this event bring an end to the rule of King Louis XVI? If so what will be his punishment? Also will there be a new government placed in France?



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