Lead: It was July 11, 1789 and in Paris the Revolution seemed to be lost.

Intro.: "A Moment in Time" with Dan Roberts.

Content: Faced with what amounted to little more than open rebellion on the part of the members of the Estates-General, France's representative assembly, Louis XVI, King of France, was losing control of events. On June 20, excluded from their hall, the representatives of the vast majority of the French people had met in a nearby Indoor Tennis Court and took the Tennis Court Oath, pledging not to disband until they had written a new constitution.