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Events During The French revolution

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Bonaparte in the 18 brumaire jpg small square Creation of Directory As revolutionary France recovered from the Terror, it was decided that a new constitution was necessary. The result was a system which saw the creation of two councils and a five man ‘Directory’ at the apex of government. Initial public opposition by the Paris mob was overcome, and a group of Directors emerged to lead over the next four years, although they needed to rely on vote rigging and bloodless coups to do so.
David jeu de paume small square Tennis Court oath Tennis Court Oath, French Serment du Jeu de Paume, , dramatic act of defiance by representatives of the nonprivileged classes of the French nation during the meeting of the Estates-General at the beginning of the French Revolution.
350px bastille 1789 small square Fall of Bastille Medieval fortress in Paris that became a symbol of despotism. In the 17th – 18th centuries, the Bastille was used as a French state prison and a place of detention for important persons. On July 14, 1789, at the beginning of the French Revolution, an armed mob of Parisians captured the fortress and released its prisoners, a dramatic action that came to symbolize the end of the ancien régime.
Imagescaz7varo small square Great fear In the French Revolution, a period of panic and riot by peasants and others amid rumors of an “aristocratic conspiracy” by the king and the privileged to overthrow the Third Estate. The gathering of troops around Paris provoked insurrection, and on July 14 the Parisian rabble seized the Bastille. In the provinces the peasants rose against their lords, attacking châteaux and destroying feudal documents.
220px declaration of human rights small square The Declaration of the Rights of Man The last article of Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen was adopted 26 August 1789, During the period of the French Revolution, as the first step toward writing a constitution for France.
Womensmarch1 small square Women march on Versailles women demanding bread for their families gathered other discontented Parisians, including some men, and marched toward Versailles, arriving soaking wet from the rain. They demanded to see "the Baker," "the Baker's wife," and "the Baker's boy".
Ea1c45fc600d547730a60fdeb658fb5e 1m small square Civil Constitution of Clergy passed by the National Assembly during the French Revolution, that subordinated the Roman Catholic church in France to the state. Under its provisions, enfranchised citizens would elect bishops and parish priests and the state would pay the clergy's wages. The act soon provoked opposition, and when the National Assembly ordered the clergy to take an oath supporting the Civil Constitution, many refused.
Charlesexecution small square execution of a monarch The problem of what to do with Louis XVI rested on the question of whether the King of France can be tried. There wasn't a right answer. The Constitution of 1791 protected the monarch from any penalty worse than dethronement, and no court in the land had legitimate jurisdiction over him.
Billofrt small square Constitution of 1791 French constitution created by the National Assembly during the French Revolution. It retained the monarchy, but sovereignty effectively resided in the Legislative Assembly, which was elected by a system of indirect voting. The franchise was restricted to “active” citizens who paid a minimal sum in taxes; about two-thirds of adult men had the right to vote for electors and to choose certain local officials directly. The constitution lasted less than a year.
Eartistnotnamedrioters attack the royal palace during the french revolution[6] small square The Royal escape They tried to escape without letting the people know about it and that let to their death.
290px ~1 small square Declaration of a monarch a declaration signed on Aug. 27, 1791, during the French Revolution, in the castle of Pillnitz in Saxony. The signers were the Holy Roman emperor Leopold II and the Prussian king Frederick William II.
2011 june 5 chicago national womans party convention small square Creation of National Convection the longest-lasting of the revolutionary assemblies, lasting from Sept 1792 to Oct 1795, when it was replaced by the Directory
Liberty small square Reigh of terror Begins period of the French Revolution characterized by a wave of executions of presumed enemies of the state. Directed by the Committee of Public Safety, the Revolutionary government's Terror was essentially a war dictatorship, instituted to rule the country in a national emergency.
The death of robespierre 28th july 1794 giclee print c12065612 small square Death of Robespierre and end the terror French revolutionary. Leader of the Jacobins and architect of the Reign of Terror, he was known as an austere and incorruptible man. His laws permitting the confiscation of property and arrest of suspected traitors, many of whom were guillotined, led to his own arrest and execution without trial.
Evt100222050200025 small square Constitution of 1795 French constitution established during the Thermidorian Reaction in the French Revolution. Known as the Constitution of Year III in the French republican calendar, it was prepared by the Thermidorian Convention. It was more conservative than the abortive democratic Constitution of 1793.
250px napoleon in his study small square Napolion becomes Consulate As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815. His legal reform, the Napoleonic Code, has been a major influence on many civil law jurisdictions worldwide, but he is best remembered for his role in the wars led against France by a series of coalitions, the so-called Napoleonic Wars.Due to his success in these wars, often against numerically superior enemies, he is generally regarded as one of the greatest military commanders of all time.
320px jacques louis david, the coronation of napoleon edit small square Coronation of an emperor The crowning and the coronation took place at Notre-Dame de Paris, a way for Napoleon to make it clear that he was a son of the Revolution.
300px joseph mallord william turner 027 small square Battle of Trafalgar was a sea battle fought between the British Royal Navy and the combined fleets of the French Navy and Spanish Navy, during the War of the Third Coalition (August–December 1805) of the Napoleonic Wars
60941 battle of austerlitz small square Battle of Austerlitz the French under Napoleon defeated the Russian armies of Czar Alexander I and the Austrian armies of Emperor Francis II
Napoleon and tsar small square invasion of Spain The war began when French troops occupied Portugal in 1807 and Spain in 1808. It was the first large-scale guerilla war, from which the English language borrowed the word. It was a war of contrasts; a war fought in the icy passes of the high Pyrenees and on the burning wastes of the Sierra Morena. It was a war of infinite cruelty.
300px napoleons retreat from moscow small square invasion of Russia The French invasion of Russia of 1812 was a turning point in the Napoleonic Wars. It reduced the French and allied invasion forces to a tiny fraction of their initial strength and triggered a major shift in European politics as it dramatically weakened French hegemony in Europe.
Congress vienna small square Exile to Elba Napolion was exiled to the island of Elba where he received an annual allowance from France. Napoleon's repose on Elba was pleasant, and though the full staff which accompanied him to the island was only thirty-five, it still made up an imperial court. However, Napoleon was only a "play emperor" and he knew it.
Imagescakipjzs small square Battle of Waterloo In this battle, the forces of the French Empire under the leadership of Michael Ney and Napoleon Bonaparte were defeated by the Seventh Coalition and a Prussian Army, which was commanded by Gebhard Von Blucher. The forces were also defeated by an Anglo-Allied Army commanded by the Duke of Wellington.
040328 cb mp his ra wellington small square Hundred Days name given to the period after the return of the deposed French emperor, Napoleon I Napoleon I , 1769–1821,
350px congressvienna small square Congress of vienna After the downfall of Napoleon Bonaparte, this international conference was called to create a balance among the European powers in such a way so as to prevent future wars and maintain peace and stability on the European continent. The means of achieving this goal would be through a major reshaping of European interior borders.
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Events during the French Revolution The Revolution that began in 1789, overthrew the absolute monarchy of the Bourbons and the system of aristocratic privileges, and ended with Napoleon's overthrow of the Directory and seizure of power in 1799.