How does the Tennis Court Oath relate to the French Revolution?
The Tennis Court Oath essentially marked the real beginning of the French Revolution. When the Third Estate was knocked out of the meeting of the First and Second Estates, they moved to a nearby tennis court where they declared themselves the National Assembly and swore never to separate until they had drafted a constitution for France.
By declaring that they had the power to remake the government, the National Assembly became a group not only joined in protest against Louis XVI's despotic rule, but joined under the assertion of having sovereign power in the nation.
The Tennis Court Oath was what began the real revolutionary action that was soon to come.
Where did the third estate meet following the meeting of the Estate General in the french revolution?
The Tennis Court Oath (French: serment du jeu de paume) was a pivotal event during the first days of the French Revolution. The Oath was a pledge signed by 576 of the 577 members from the Third Estate who were locked out of a meeting of the Estates-General on 20 June 1789. They made a makeshift conference room inside a tennis court located in the Saint-Louis district of Versailles (commune), near the Palace of Versailles.
What were the French Estates-General for the Third Estate attempting to do when they took the Tennis Court Oath in 1789 at the start of the French Revolution?
The moderate phase of the French Revolution took place between 1789-1792. Events that are included in this phase are: -Storming of the Bastille -Tennis Court Oath -Legislative Assembly -Declaration of the Rights of Man -August Degree *there are more events that took place during this time frame, these are just to name a few
The third estate was excluded from the estates general meeting. As the third estate made up the general populace they then formed a meeting at the local tennis court where the tennis court oath took place; this is also how they formed their national assembly for the third estate. The fact that they were excluded is said to be a contributing factor to the French Revolution