French Revolution By vreed1 Jun 20, 1789 Tennis Court Oath After being locked out of their meeting room, deputies of the Third Estate assembled on a tennis court and swore not to separate until a constitutional regime was established. http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/searchfr.php?function=find&start=31 Jul 14, 1789 The Storming of the Bastille The medieval fortress and prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Paris. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storming_of_the_Bastille Jul 12, 1790 Adoption of the Civil Constitution of the Clergy. The tangible consequences of the abolition of feudalism, the Declaration of the Rights of Man, the Civil Constitution of the Clergy and the movements toward a constitution are highly disputable but what was plain to see was the change in mindset of those across social and political boundaries. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution_from_the_abolition_of_feudalism_to_the_Civil_Constitution_of_the_Clergy May 15, 1791 Black inhabitants Black inhabitants of French colonies who are born of free parents are declared equal in civic rights with whites. http://www.angelfire.com/va/frenchrec/timeline.html Mar 10, 1792 Louis XVI Louis XVI removes the Count of Narbonne, Minister of War. All of his other ministers resign. Louis forms a new government, composed mostly of Jacobins.