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French Revolution

  • Meeting of Estates General

    Meeting of Estates General
    The Estates General held a meeting with the government to talk about raising taxes
  • National Assembly

    National Assembly
    The 3 estates voted to create the National Assemebly
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    French Revolution

  • Bastille Day

    Bastille Day
    On July 14, a mob searching for gunpowder and arms stormed Bastille, a Paris prison. the mob overwhelmed the guards and seized control of the building. July 14 is now a national holiday in France.
  • end of the old regime

    end of the old regime
    Old Regime dies and the estates become equal
  • Louis XVI Failed Escape

    Louis XVI Failed Escape
    King Louis XVI and his wife Marie tried to leave France and were apprehended in the process.
  • France Declares War

    France Declares War
    France declared war on Prussia.
  • Louis and Mary's Capture

    Louis and Mary's Capture
    20 thousand men and women stormed into the palace of Tuileries and captured the King and Queen.
  • Louis XVI Beheaded

    Louis XVI Beheaded
    Louis XVI was tried and beheaded for treason.
  • The Draft

    The Draft
    France drafted 300,000 men strengthening its numbers to 800,000, men were drafted between the ages of 18 and 40.
  • Robespierre Put Into Office

    Robespierre Put Into Office
    Robespierre was put into a position of power. And this started the "Reign of Terror." during the Reign of Terror many French citizens were killed via the Guilletine.
  • End of the Reign of Terror

    End of the Reign of Terror
    Robespierre was put under house arrest ending his evil rule. :-P
  • Robespierre Was Beheaded

    Robespierre Was Beheaded
    Robespierre and his associates were put under the guilotine.