French revolution

French Revolution

  • Tax Plan

    Tax Plan
    A metting of the Estates, was called by Louis XVI in Versailles to discuss and approve new tax plan
  • "The National Assembly"

    "The National Assembly"
    Abbe Sieyes, The Third Estate proclaims itself "The National Assembly." A few liberal nobles and many clergy join the movement of the Third Estate. Also the Tennis Court Oath; After being locked out of their meeting room, deputies of the Third Estates assembled on a tennis court and swore not to seperate until a constituitional regime was established.
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    Adopting A Constituion

    The National Assembly appoints a committee of thirty members to draft a constituion. The National Assembly proclaims itself the Constituent National Assembly, with full authority and power to decree laws; There primary task was to adopt a constition.
  • Bastille

    Storming and fall of the Bastille
  • Feudalism

    The end of Feudalism and serfdom in France was announced by the National Assembly.
  • Declaration of the Rights

    Declaration of the Rights
    The Declaration of the Rights of Man was issued by the National Assembly.
  • Women Riot

    Women Riot
    The women of Paris invaded Versailles. Parsians, led by a large number of women, march upon Versailles and force the royal family back to Paris, where they take up residence at the Tuilereies. Louis XVI is considered by many a "Prisioner" in Paris. The Assembly, still in Versailles, declares its inseparability from the king.
  • The Civil Constituion

    The Civil Constituion
    The Civil Constituion of the Clergy was passed.
  • Constitution of 1791

    Constitution of 1791
    The Constitution of 1791 was adopted
  • Louis and his Family arrested

    Louis and his Family arrested
    Louis XVI and his family were arrested when trying to flee from France.
  • Execution

    King Louis XVI is executed by guillotine; Reign of Terror begins
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    Reign of Terror

    The Reign of Terror court sentenced 20,000 to 40,000 people to death
  • Robespierre

    The National Convention arrest Robespierre
  • Robespierre killed

    Robespierre was beaheaded
  • French Forces

    French Forces
    Directory appoints Napoleon commander of French forces in Italy
  • A coup d'etat

    A coup d'etat
    Napoleon overthrows the Directory through a coup d'etat
  • European Empire

    European Empire
    Napoleon corwns himself emperor, begins to create a vast European Empire.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    Battle of Waterloo
    Napoleon is defeated at the Battle of Waterloo