Ben's Amazing world cultures timeline for the best social studies teacher ever

  • convening the estates general

    was called to approve the new tax that Louis XVI called.
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    convening the estates general

    was called to approve the new tax that louis XVI called
  • tennis court oath

    the oath that the third estate pledged to not leave until a new constution was written.
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    tennis court oath

    the oath that the third estate took to not leave until a new constitution was written.
  • storming of the bastille

    this day was when the people of the third estate paraded the streets after breaking into the bastille and killing a lot of guards. this was known as the french independence day.
  • great fear

    when the peasants thought that the nobility were hiring people to terrize the third estate
  • declaration of the rights of man

    this said that all men are born and remain free and equal in rights.
  • women's march to versailles

    this was when the women marched to versailles to riot over the price of bread.
  • Louis and Marie's flight to varennes

    When King Louis XVI and Marie antoinnete tried unseccesfully to escape from paris in order to initiate a counter revolution.
  • constitution of 1791

    this was the second constitution of france
  • Brunswick Manifesto

    this threatened that if the french royal family was hurt that french civilians would be harmed
  • Reign of Terror

    This was a period of vilence that occurd after the onset of the French Revolution
  • National Convention

    The National Convention took office in Sept. 1792 and quickly abolished the monarchy and declared France a republic where every male citizen could vote, no women though
  • Concordat of 1801

    Napoleon signed the concordat with Pope Pius VII where each agreed to deal with their own issues and not get involved with the other
  • Napoleon Takes over

    Napoleon takes over the position of First Consul
  • Louissiana Purchase

    was the acquisition by the United States of America of 828,000 square miles of France's claim to the territory of Louisiana in 1803.
  • Napoleonic code

    this code forbade privelages on birth, allowed freedom of religion, and specified that government jobs go to the people who were qualified.
  • Napoleon becomes emperor

    the French Senate allowed Napoleon Bonaparte to crown himself Emperor.
  • Battle of Trafalgar

    he Battle of Trafalgar was a sea battle fought between the British Royal Navy and the combined fleets of the French Navy and Spanish Navy, during the War of the Third Coalition of the Napoleonic Wars
  • Peninsular War

    The Peninsular War was a war between France and the allied powers of Spain, the United Kingdom, and Portugal for control of the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars
  • Invasion of Russia

    It reduced the French and allied invasion forces to a tiny fraction of their initial strength and triggered a major shift in European politics as it dramatically weakened French hegemony in Europe
  • Continental System

    this was the foreign policy of Napoleon I of France in his struggle against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland during the Napoleonic Wars
  • Exile to Elba

    During the months Napoleon stayed on the island, he carried out a series of economic and social reforms to improve the quality of life, partly to pass the time and partly out of a genuine concern for the well-being of the islanders. Napoleon stayed on Elba for 300 days
  • Battle Of Waterloo

    thsi battle was fought because Napoleon thought that he could destroy any other forces that tried to oppose him.
  • Exile to St. Helena

    He was brought to the island in October 1815 and lodged at Longwood, where he died on 5 May 1821. During this period, Saint Helena remained in the East India Company’s possession, but the British government met additional costs arising from guarding Napoleon. The island was strongly garrisoned with British troops, and naval ships circled the island.