The French Revolution By jgojka88 May 5, 1789 Meeting of the Estates General First meeting since 1614. Was called on by Louis the XVI to fix his taxation problem Jun 17, 1789 Third Estate Demands Third Estate reacted quickly and called iself a National Assembly and decided to draft a constitution. Jun 20, 1789 The Great Fear Peasant rebellions took place throughout France and became part of the Great Fear, a vast panic that spread quickly through France. Jul 14, 1789 Storming of the Bastille Thousands of french people stormed the Bastille which contained 7 inmates and only a few guards but was the flashpoint of the French Revolution. Period: Jul 14, 1789 to Feb 24, 1799 The French Revolution Aug 4, 1789 National Assembly Vote The National Assembly voted to abolish the rights of landlords, as well as the financial privileges of nobles and clergy. Aug 20, 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man the National Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen. Mar 5, 1792 War The rulers of Austria and Prussia threatned the forces of the Frenchand the Legislative Assembly declared war on Austria in the spring of 1792 May 15, 1793 Reign of Terror Revolutionary courts were set up to prosecute internal enemies of the revolutionary republic. Jul 12, 1794 End of Terror The French had largely defeated their foreign foes so there was less need for the reign of terror. Mar 1, 1799 Coup d'etat a sudden overthrow of the government led by the successful and popular general Napoleon Bonaparte, toppled the Directory.