HST111 Lecture Notes 12:1

HST111 Lecture Notes 12:1 - Nicolas Canel HST111 12/1/10...

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Nicolas Canel HST111 12/1/10 Estates General: The first problem that arouse was how decisions would be made and who would have voting power. Would one estate have veto power over any other? The 3 rd estate (common people) didn’t want the others to have to much power The 3 rd estate: pushed for a voting system: 1 Vote per 1 person, o This was unacceptable to the clergy and nobility o Declared they would go it alone 1789, 17 th of June, constituted that they would be a national assembly, they drew up a constitution The 3 rd estate is dominated and leads by lawyers National Assembly o Doors blocked and guarded by the kings guards, so they couldn’t have their meeting, so they went to a near by tennis court o The Tennis Court oath They would meet where ever and whenever they needed until the made and new system and legal constitution for France o The National Assembly did not want a violent revolution Revolts did break out though all over France. o
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HST 111 taught by Professor Christopherkyle during the Fall '10 term at Syracuse.

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HST111 Lecture Notes 12:1 - Nicolas Canel HST111 12/1/10...

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