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Cynthia Okoye On June 17, 1789 the Third Estate proclaimed itself “The National Assembly” and then invited the first and second estate to join in the new body of the nation. There were a few liberal nobles along with many clergy who joined in the movement of the Third Estate. The National Assembly moved to a nearby tennis court and the members took the tennis court oath. The oath was them swearing not to disband until a constitution was approved and in place. The king, Louis XVI made proposals for reform but continued to demand that the Estates Generals vote by orders, meaning one order for one vote, but the Third Estate wants nothing to do with this. When the king finally concedes he orders that the Nobles and the Clergy join the National Assembly. On July 9, 1789 the National Assembly appointed thirty members to draft up a constitution. After the constitution is drafted they proclaim themselves as the Constituent National Assembly. This gave them full authority and power to make laws. The point that turned this peaceful revolution
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Schau during the Spring '08 term at North Park University.

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