The French Revolution: Part 1: Taking the Oath
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Members of the Third Estate attempt to enter the chamber but find that it is locked and guarded by soldiers. They congregate in a nearby tennis court and resolve to give France a constitution.

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  1. Why do the representatives go to the tennis court?
  2. What resolution do they make at the tennis court?

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