Essay The Revolution Of The French Revolution

1205 Words Jun 4th, 2016 5 Pages
It is evident the Third Estate was unsatisfied with its current state because it sought to reform the government incessantly, but made little progress due to the insurmountable resistance from the First and Second Estate. Not wanting to lose their privileges, the other two bodies of this ancient society of orders fought viciously to protect themselves; however, a chain of events ended up dislodging their grip over the French people. The creation of the National Assembly, the storming of the Bastille and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen are three essential and extremely consequential events during the ‘moderate’ phase of the French Revolution for they convey the restlessness of the French people, above all those of Third Estate, who were in search of a more solid and logical form of government. Even though the members representing the Third Estate had recently doubled in the ‘doubling of the third’ on December 27, 1788, their voices still went unheard due to the tattered voting system which only allowed the Estates to vote by order rather than by head. In January of 1789 The pamphlet, What Is The Third Estate, began to circulate and continued to stoke the dysphoria within the General Estates. This general unease, further provoked by two particularly fervent members of the Third Estate: Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, author of the pamphlet What Is The Third Estate, and Jean Sylvain Bailly, reached its peak on June 13, 1789 when the Third Estate declared the creation…

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