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The French Revolution

  • Meeting of the Estates General

    First meeting since 1614. Was called on by Louis the XVI to fix his taxation problem
  • Third Estate Demands

    Third Estate Demands
    Third Estate reacted quickly and called iself a National Assembly and decided to draft a constitution.
  • The Great Fear

    The Great Fear
    Peasant rebellions took place throughout France and became part of the Great Fear, a vast panic that spread quickly through France.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    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.
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    The French Revolution

  • National Assembly Vote

    National Assembly Vote
    The National Assembly voted to abolish the rights of landlords, as well as the financial privileges of nobles and clergy.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    Declaration of the Rights of Man
    the National Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen.
  • 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
  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    Revolutionary courts were set up to prosecute internal enemies of the revolutionary republic.
  • End of Terror

    End of Terror
    The French had largely defeated their foreign foes so there was less need for the reign of terror.
  • Coup d'etat

    a sudden overthrow of the government led by the successful and popular general Napoleon Bonaparte, toppled the Directory.