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The people of Paris stormed Bastille.
The Third Estate declared themselves the National Assembly and made the Tennis Court Oath
Louis XVI called Estates-General to a meeting in Versailles to approve a tax plan.
French peasants were mad because of an unfair tax system and a poor harvest in 1788
The National Assembly announced the end of feudalism and serfdom in France
Louis XIV died leaving his country in debt from the money he spent supporting the arts.
Louis XIV abolished the Edict of Nantes which caused many Hugenots to flee France.
Louis XIV spent over $100 million to build the Versailles Palace.
Henry IV made a law allowing religious tolerance called the Edict of Nantes.