Emily Warren The French Revolution

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    The French Revolution

  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    The common people invaded the fortress of Bastille with tremendous rage and fury. They penetrated its walls very quickly, and in not a long time they brought it to the ground. The battle was hugely intense, but even after it was all over, the governer, De Launey, had been captured and was executed.
  • Women's March to Versailles

    Women's March to Versailles
    An angry mob of about 7,000 working women marched to Versailles, demanding bread for their families, for even though the French soil was very fertile, most of the French population starved while the royal family was stuffing their faces. They broke into the palace of the King and Queen, nearly killing the Queen in their rage. They got want they wanted, however, King and Queen were arrested under the common people.
  • The Constitution of 1791

    The Constitution of 1791
    The National Assembly created a new Constitution to govern the country of France. It made France a Constitutional Monarchy, which greatly limited the king's power.
  • The execution of Louis XVI

    The execution of Louis XVI
    The National Convention had decided to put Louis on trial for his crimes. It was decided that he would be executed. At the scaffold he remarked, "I forgive those who are guilty of my death."
  • The Reign of Terror

    The Reign of Terror
    The Reign of Terror was a time period in France during which the guillotine was put to use to take the lives of 30,000 people. It was designed to frighten those who were against the revolutionary government, for anyone who was critical of it could be sent to the guillotine, However, Maximilien Robespierre, the leader of it all, had taken it too far for his supporters and was the last victim of the Terror.
  • Coronation of Napolean Bonaparte

    Coronation of Napolean Bonaparte
    Napolean Bonaparte was crowned the Emporer of the French. He held many pomp ceremonies in celebration of this event.
  • The Invasion of Spain

    The Invasion of Spain
    Napolean sent his troops through Spain to invade Portugal. After having moved more than 100,000 troops, he overthrew the Spanish monarch in April of 1808 to place his own brother on the throne,
  • Exile to Elba

    Exile to Elba
    Napolean Bonaparte was exiled to the island of Elba by Allied governments. He was allowed a household staff, personal escort of 1,000 men, and was given control of Elba's 110,000 people. However, he escaped.
  • Hundred Days

    Hundred Days
    The Hundred Days is sometimes called Napolean's Hundred Days for specification. It is a time period starting with Napolean's return from exile on the island of Elba to attempt to once again be the Emporer of France.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    Battle of Waterloo
    The Battle of Waterloo was fought between the French army under Napoleon Bonaparte's control and the Seventh Coalition aided by a Prussian army. The French were defeated by these joined forces, and this marked the end of Napoleon's tyrant rule over France and his Hundred Days.