On 20 June 1789, the members of the French Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath (French: Serment du Jeu de Paume) 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".
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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.
1789 . Month Day. June 20 . Third Estate makes Tennis Court Oath ... In these modest surroundings, they took the historic Tennis Court Oath, with which they agreed not to disband until a new ...
The Tennis Court Oath, 17 June 1789. This painting is by David. On June 17, the Third Estate decided to break from the Estates General and draw up their own constitution.
1. The Tennis Court Oath was a pledge taken by Third Estate deputies to the Estates-General. It was sworn in a Versailles tennis court on June 20th 1789. 2. After days of disputes over voting procedures, the king scheduled a séance royale for June 23rd. When the Third Estate gathered to meet on June 20th, they found the doors to their meeting hall locked and guarded.
On 20 June 1789, 577 members of the Third Estate, the first and second being the Church (l’Église) and the Nobility (la noblesse), took refuge in an indoor tennis court, a jeu de paume [i] and, fearing the worst, 576 of the 577 delegates to the Estates General constituted a General Assembly and made an oath of solidarity remembered as the Tennis Court Oath. They swore
Tennis Court Oath (June 17, 1789) June 17, 1789. After being removed from the Estates General, the Third Estate forms the National Assembly. They then swear to the Tennis Court saying that they will not leave until.
Tennis Court Oath. June 17, 1789 The Third Estate is banned from the meeting of the Estates General. They met on an indoor tennis court to vow to work together and wrote a constitution for France. Great Fear Begins. July/August 1789 Riots broke out across France as peasants started raiding the homes of nobles.