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 publication

    John Locke publication
    Two Treatises of Government a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke
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    American Revolution

    A political upheaval during the last half of the 18th century in which thirteen colonies in North America joined together to break free from the British Empire, combining to become the United States of America.
  • Signing of the Declaration of Independence

    Signing of the Declaration of Independence
    A statement adopted by the Continental Congress, 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
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    French and indian war

    was a period of radical social and political upheaval in France that had a major impact on France and indeed all of Europe.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    Third estate delegates found themselves locked outside of their meeting room so they had a meeting in the tennis court pledging to stay until they drew up a new constitution
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    A mob searching for gun powder and arms stormed the Bastille, a Paris prison.
  • 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 Revolution.
  • Execution of the Louis XVI

    Execution of the Louis XVI
    Louis was beheaded by guillotine on the Place de la Révolution. The executioner, Charles Henri Sanson, testified that the former King had bravely met his fate.
  • Execution of Robespierre

    Execution of Robespierre
    members of the National Convention turned on Robespierre fearing their own safety
  • Napoleon disbands the Directory

    Napoleon disbands the Directory
    lost political situation and the confidence of the French people
  • Napoleon becomes Emperor

    constitutionally chosen, leader of the free republic.
  • Napoleon invades Portugal

    Did not comply with the Continental System, so in 1807 Napoleon invaded with the support of Spain
  • 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 in 1807
  • Napoleons first exile

    In the Treaty of Fontainebleau, the victors exiled him to Elba, an island of 12,000 inhabitants in the Mediterranean, 20 km off the Tuscan coast.
  • Congress of Vienna

    Congress of Vienna
    was a conference of ambassadors of European states chaired by Metternich, and held in Vienna from September, 1814 to June, 1815.[1] The objective of the Congress was to settle the many issues arising from the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Napolean is exiled to St. Helena.

    shippped to St Helena, a remote island in the South Atlantic
  • Defeat at Waterloo

    attacked the British army, defended his ground all day but then the Prussian army arrived and NApolean lost the war.
  • Napoleons death

    Stomach ailment, perhaps cancer in St Helena