- 1789 is not only one of the most important years in French history, it is also central to European history.
- As events escalated out of Louis XVI’s control, resulting in the collapse of the Ancien Régime in France, new structures were created.
- The emergence of a more democratic system of govt as a consequence of popular upheaval set a precedent for other people in Europe.
Tennis Court Oath
- Call to remain united.
- Pledged to remain until the constitution was written “upon solid foundations”