3.4 French Revolution Timeline

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    The Economic Crisis

    Louis XIV and XV spoiled a lot of money on construction of palaces and wars. The economics in France quickly influences different levels of people in France. The tax reform is rejected too because the rich didn't want to comply with. The historical background of the distress from people matters because their lives are severely unsafe. cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution
  • Estates General of 1789

    Estates General of 1789
    The economic crisis is briefly announced on the commencement of the estates general of 1789. But the way of voting is decided, which is by three triers. It also indicates the old will that is not yet bent. This is the beginning of the stress from the people. cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution
  • The announcement of Tennis Court Oath

    The announcement of Tennis Court Oath
    Most of the Third Estate and some of the First Estate gathered in a tennis court, which was built for the use of the Versailles palace, announce the Tennis Court Oath. The king wanted to stop the assembly but it gathered more and more people inside. This event opens the public resistance and challenge toward the king. cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution
  • Troops convening on Paris

    Troops convening on Paris
    Although the king had played that he wanted to step down, he still gathered troops on Paris. This makes people in Paris a little paranoid and afraid of being arrested. Many other cities and countries also show support for Paris. The situation is gradually gone wide and both the king and the people can't stay in their original position. cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution
  • The replacement of Jacques Necker

    The replacement of Jacques Necker
    Jacques Necker served as the Finance Minister and he gave advices to the royals that they need to budget their expenses because people are starving, but they refused and replaced him. It represents the conservative and unchangeable behaviors of the royals. cf. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/1600s-1800s/french-revolution-tutorial/v/french-revolution-part-1
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    People stroke into the Bastille prison, and seize it as a symbol of resistance, which represents that the royal have been defeated and the authority it built could be overturned. It highlighted the French Revolution and its striking power, noting that a new chapter is coming. cf. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/1600s-1800s/french-revolution-tutorial/v/french-revolution-part-1
  • King confirmed the national flag

    King confirmed the national flag
    The king came to Paris and stated that the national flag would be blue, white and red. This is considered as the compromising act that the royals want to make peace with people and try to build up an ideal nation together. This shows the powerless of the royals and the olive branch. cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution
  • The lost of Old Regime

    The lost of Old Regime
    Old Regime means that the political and social system that separated people into three groups and limited the power and rights of the peasants. The National Constituent Assembly decided that this old regime needs to be revised. This represents the people's will has been heard and they put their ideas into actions. cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

    Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
    This declaration is influenced by The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, and it states clearly that human rights including property, freedom and security. And the king still has the right to postpone but not ban. It represents people's rights based on the declaration now appear in official papers. cf. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/1600s-1800s/french-revolution-tutorial/v/french-revolution-part-1
  • The French Constitution of 1791

    The French Constitution of 1791
    It was the first written Constitution that emphasizes the spirit of this revolution is based on the popular's will and France are going to adopt constitutionality. Several committees are set up to discuss about this constitution in the process. This constitution is the highest point of the revolution and it represent the will of people is fulfilled. cf, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Constitution_of_1791