Englightenment/French Revolution/Napoleon Unit.

  • Hobbes writes "Leviathan"

    Hobbes writes "Leviathan"
    The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory
  • John Locke - Two Treatises of Government

    John Locke - Two Treatises of Government
    a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise attacks patriarchalism in the form of sentence-by-sentence refutation of Robert Filmer's Patriarcha and the Second Treatise outlines a theory of political or civil society based on natural rights and contract theory.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    The French and Indian War is the common American name for the war between Great Britain and France in North America from 1754 to 1763. In 1756, the war erupted into the world-wide conflict known as the Seven Years' War and thus came to be regarded as the North American theater of that war
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    The American revolutionary era began in 1763, after a series of victories by British forces at the conclusion of the French and Indian War ended the French military threat to British North American colonies at a cost to Britain of 150 million pounds
  • Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    Signing of the Declaration of Independence
    a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    pivotal event during the first days of the French Revolution. The Oath was a pledge signed by 576 of the 577 members from the Third Estate who were locked out of a meeting of the Estates-General on 20 June 1789.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    The medieval fortress and prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the centre of Paris
  • Execution of the Louis XVI

    Execution of the Louis XVI
    by means of the guillotine took place on 21 January 1793 at the Place de la Révolution
  • Committee of Public Safety

    Committee of Public Safety
    created in April 1793 by the National Convention and then restructured in July 1793, formed the de facto executive government in France during the Reign of Terror (1793–1794), a stage of the French Revolutio
  • Execution of Robespierre

    Execution of Robespierre
    Robespierre was guillotined without trial in the Place de la Révolution
  • Napoleon disbands the Directory

    Napoleon disbands the Directory
    The Directoryt and the French Revolution itself came to an end with the coup d'état of 18 Brumaire (9 November 1799) in which General Napoléon Bonaparte overthrew the Directory and replaced it with the Consulate.
  • Napoleon becomes Emperor

    Napoleon becomes Emperor
    His legal reform, the Napoleonic Code, has been a major influence on many civil law jurisdictions worldwide, but he is best remembered for his role in the wars led against France by a series of coalitions, the so-called Napoleonic Wars
  • Napoleon Invades Portugal

    Napoleon Invades Portugal
    In 1807, Napoleon ordered the invasion of Portugal and subsequently the Royal
    Family migrated to Brazil
  • Napoleon invades Russia

    Napoleon invades Russia
    The Congress of Erfurt sought to preserve the Russo-French alliance, and the leaders had a friendly personal relationship after their first meeting at Tilsit
  • Napoleons first exile

    Napoleons first exile
    he survived to be exiled while his wife and son took refuge in Austria. In the first few months on Elba he created a small navy and army, developed the iron mines, and issued decrees on modern agricultural methods
  • Congress of Vienna

    Congress of Vienna
    a conference of ambassadors of European states chaired by Metternich, and held in Vienna from September, 1814 to June, 1815
  • Defeat at Waterloo

    Defeat at Waterloo
    The last cohesive French force consisted of two battalions of the Old Guard stationed around La Belle Alliance; the final reserve and personal bodyguard for Napoleon. He hoped to rally the French army behind them,[131] but as retreat turned into rout, they too were forced to withdraw, one on either side of La Belle Alliance, in square as protection against Coalition cavalry
  • Nap. is exiled to St. Helena

    Nap. is exiled to St. Helena
    Napoleon was imprisoned and then exiled to the island of Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean, 1,870 km from the west coast of Africa
  • Napoleons death

    Napoleons death
    In February 1821, his health began to fail rapidly, and on 3 May two British physicians, who had recently arrived, attended on him but could only recommend palliatives