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French Revolution Comic 3 1. The Tennis Court Oath was an Oath We swear never to separate, and to meet pledged by the Third State representatives, in wherever circumstances demand, until the a tennis court, not a modern tennis one, but a constitution of the kingdom is established and Real Tennis one, a closed court near affirmed on solid foundations, even against the Versailles royal prohibition.
The Tennis Court Oath On 20 June 1789, the elected members of the Third Estate found the Hôtel des Menus Plaisirs – which had been hosting the sessions of the Estates General – closed by order of the King. They decided to assemble in the nearby Tennis Court instead.
Tennis Court Oath We are the National Assembly I am locking you out of the meeting Tennis Court Oath We are locked out of the meeting lets go to the nearby tennis court. We sware to stay united until France has a Constitution.
The Tennis Court Oath was written by Emmanuel Sieyès, administered by Jean-Sylvain Bailly and signed by 576 deputies with one abstainer. Later, the oath was famously depicted by the revolutionary artist Jacques-Louis David.
On 20 June 1789, the members of the French Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath in the tennis court which had been built in 1686 for the use of the Versailles palace. The vote was "not to separate and to reassemble wherever necessary until the Constitution of the kingdom is established". It was a pivotal event in the French Revolution. The Estates-General had been called to address the country's fiscal and agricultural crisis, but they had become bogged down in issues of representation immedi
Tennis Court Oath, French Serment du Jeu de Paume, (June 20, 1789), dramatic act of defiance by representatives of the nonprivileged classes of the French nation (the Third Estate) during the meeting of the Estates-General (traditional assembly) at the beginning of the French Revolution. The deputies of the Third Estate, realizing that in any attempt at reform they would be outvoted by the two privileged orders, the clergy and the nobility, had formed, on June 17, a National Assembly.
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This issue focuses on the French Revolution, its causes, and its aftermath. Featuring art by legends George Evans and Everett Raymond Kinstler, including The Tennis Court Oath and The End of Feudalism by Kinstler, and The Enemy at the Gate, The Reign of Terror, Death of a Queen and The Committee of Public Safety by Evans.
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