Englightenment/French Revolution/Napoleon Unit

  • Hobbes writes "Leviathan"

    Hobbes writes "Leviathan"
    The book concerns the 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 publication

    Two Treaties of Government a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke.
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    French and Indian War

    Great Britian fought France on American soil over control of their colonies there. The war ended with the Treaty of Paris.
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    American Revolution

    This was fought between the Americans and the British for American Independence. America won and became a seperate country away from Britian.
  • Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    Signing of the Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration was ratified on July 4th, but many people aren't sure the exact date that it was signed.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    Members of the National Assembly couldnt get in the chamber so they went to a Tennis Court and said they werent going to move. It was the first time people really stood up to Louis XVI.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    Members of the Third Estate stormed the Bastille to get weapons. They ended up taking the Bastille apart stone by stone and making the stones into a bridge.
  • Execution of the Louis XVI

    Execution of the Louis XVI
    He was the first victim of the Reign of Terror. He was killed by the guillotine by being tried for high treason.
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    Committee of Public Safety

    The Committee formed the de facto executive government in France during the Reign of Terror. It assumed its role of protecting the newly established republic against foreign attacks and internal rebellion.
  • Execution of Robespierre

    Execution of Robespierre
    He didnt want to get caught so he threw himself out a window just to break both is legs. He was guillotined without trial.
  • Napoleon disbands the Directory

    He surrounded the national legislature with his troops and drove out most of its members.
  • Napoleon becomes Emperor

    Napoleon becomes Emperor
    He declared himself emperor by putting the crown on himself.
  • Napoleon invades Portugal

    Napoleon and two Spanish armies invaded Portugal. 25,000 French troops plus Artillery tooks Libson.
  • Napoleon invades Russia

    Napoleon took an army of 420000 to Russia and lost because of the scorched-earth policy.
  • Napoleons first Exile

    Napoleon surrendered to Prussia and Russia and went into exile on the island of Elba.
  • Napoleon is exiled to St. Helena

    After his defeat at Waterloo he is sent into exile again for a second time.
  • Congress of Vienna

    Conference of ambasstors from other Euopean countries to re-draw the map of Europe after Napoleon.
  • Defeat at Waterloo

    Napoleon is defeated at Waterloo by a combined army of Britain and Prussia. Surrendered to the British, King Louis XVIII returned to power.
  • Napoleons death

    He died on the island of St. Helena of stomach cancer.