The French Revolution 03
This KS3 History quiz challenges you on the French Revolution. The moment the French Revolution began was when the members of the Third Estate started to call themselves the National Assembly. The biggest issue for them was that they represented 95% of the population but could be out-voted by the other two Estates, which represented only 5% of the population. Three days later, they found themselves locked out of the Estates General. They went to a nearby indoor tennis court and took the Tennis Court Oath. This was an agreement that everyone there would not leave until they had sorted out a constitution that set out how France should be governed in the future.
Revolutionaries and their supporters started to wear cockades (rosettes are the modern equivalent). They pinned the blue and red cockade of Paris onto the white one that represented the Ancien Régime.
These cockades gave rise to the tricolour flag of France. Different leaders of groups asked their supporters to wear certain colours. A women's revolutionary group demanded a law to compel all women to wear the tricolour cockade to show their loyalty. The law was not popular with other groups of women and in October 1793, the new government decided that women had no place in public affairs and disbanded all womens' groups.
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