Search for clips

3 Search Results

Displaying all 3 results

  • The French Revolution: Part 1: Taking the Oath

    tennis court oath
    french revolution
    french history
    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.

  • The French Revolution: Part 1: Attacking the Bastille

    storming of the bastille
    french revolution
    french history
    The people of Paris storm the Bastille, which is a symbol of power to King Louis XVI and a symbol of tyranny to the populace. To protect his fortress, the King orders his soldiers to fire at the attackers.

  • The French Revolution: Part 1: Reading the Declaration

    declaration of the rights of the man and of the citizen
    french revolution
    french history
    The National Assembly presents to France the Declaration of the Rights of the Man and of the Citizen. Marquis de Lafayette reads an excerpt from the document, highlighting its focus on human civil rights.