Evolution of the Constitution of the Revolution in France

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In History
  • Louis XIV becomes ruler

    Louis XIV becomes ruler
    The Sun King
    Absolute monarchy
    Longest reign in European history
  • Louis XVI

    Louis XVI
    Marries Marie Antionette
  • Louis XVI

    Louis XVI
    King at age 19
    Absorbed in family life
  • Estates-General

    The Estates General meets for the first time in hundreds of years, and is a failure.
  • National Assembly

    National Assembly
    The Third Estate leaves the Estates General to make massive reforms to France with or without the first two estates.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    People raid the prison, a symbol of the tyranny of the old regime
  • Legislative Assembly

    Legislative Assembly
    Two main sides, moderate members of the bourgeoisie, who wanted the revolution to end here.
    The more radical revolutionaries, who did not want anything to do with monarchy
  • National Convention

    National Convention
    Next step in the succession of French governments
  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    Robespierre led a Comittee of Public Safety, which led mass executios to those who were "against' the revolution
  • Directory

    Five "Directors" held the executive power of France