Heather's French Revolution timeline

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    Deficit Spending by the government and Econommic Reform

    During these times france ws on the verge of bankruptcy. Since france was divided into three differernt groups, or estates, the people called for the first to estates to pay taxes sinc ethey never did pay. this would hav egreatly helped france but the first to classes fought hard to keep their freedom from taxes. it eventualy lead to the bread riots where peasents were mobbed and bakerys robbed, since wheat ws the key food for most everyone.
  • Louis XVI calls the Estates-General

    Louis XVI calls the Estates-General
    In May 1789 the estates-general conved to appease the third estates wants of all three estates to meet in a single body with votes counted "by head". in June 1789 claiming to represent the people of france, the people of the meeting called themse;ves the National Assembly.
  • Parisioans storm the Bastille

    Parisioans storm the Bastille
    the Bastille, was a grim medieval fortress used aas a prison for political and other prisoners. The mob of people looking for weapons and gunpowder tore down the Bastille and released a hndful of prisoners. The Bastille was a symbol to the people of france representing years of abuse by the monarchy, tearing it down symbolized their freedom.
  • Threats from Abroad

    Threats from Abroad
    On August 1791, the king of Prussia and the emperor of Austria issued the declartion of Pilnitz. In the document the two monarchs threatened to intervene to protect the french monarchy. the document was a bluff but revolutionaries in france took the threat seriously amd prepared for war.
  • National Assembly Acts

    National Assembly Acts
    On August fourth, in a combative all-night meeting, nobles in the National Assembly voted to end their own privilegs. In late August, as a first step toward writing a constitution, the Assembly issued the declartion of the rights of man and the citizen. Marie Anttoinet marched weomen across the streets declaring theri rights as well.
  • Radicals declare war

    Radicals declare war
    On October 1791, the newly elected legislative Assembly took office. Sans-Culottes, which means "without breeches", because they wore long trousers instead of fancy knee breeches that upper-class men wore. by 1791, many Sans-Culottes demanded a republic. April 1792 the war of words between french revolutionaries and european monarchs moved onto the battelfield. Eager to spread the revolution and destroy tyranny abroad, the legislative asssembly declared war first on Austria and then on Prussia,
  • Monarchy is abolished

    Monarchy is abolished
    King Louis XIV is executed. The european monarchs shuddered as the revolutionaries carried "freedom fever" into conquered lands. The king and queen of France were caught trying to escape to the queen's family in Autria and tried for treason. both king and queen were executed by the Guillotine.
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    Robspierre and the Reign of Terror

    a shrewd lawer and politican quickly rose to the leadership of the Committe of safety. He earned himself the nickname "the incorruptible". Enemies of robspierre called him a tyrrant. Robspierre believed terror was the only way to regain the revolution. thousands died in the terror. The main weapon was the guillotine. This terror ended only when Robspierre's blood was spilled.
  • 3rd stage of the revolution

    3rd stage of the revolution
    moving away from the excesses of the convention moderates produced another constitution in 1795. as chaos threatened politicans turned to Napolean Bonaparts, a military hero. planning on using him to advance their own goals. before long Bonaparts became the ruler of france
  • Spread of nationalism

    Spread of nationalism
    during this time the government rulled the sons and daughters of declarations to defend the nation. Nationalism then spread throughout france. The poeple atteneded festivals that celebrated the revolution. Troops marched from the port city of Marseilles to a new song, the soon to be national anthem of france. the song was called "la marsailles". it represented an urging to children of the fatherland to march against the bloody banner of tyranny and declare themselves free.