Enlightenment/French Revolution/Napolean Unit

  • Hobbes writes "Leviathan"

    Hobbes writes "Leviathan"
    He wrote this book to defend the monarchist idea.
  • John Locke publication

    Two Treatises of Civil Government.
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    French and Indian War

    Was the war between Great Britain and France in America.
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    American Revolution

    The American Revolution was the 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

    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.
  • The Tennis Court Oath

    The Tennis Court Oath was a result of the growing discontent of the Third Estate in France in the face of King Louis XVI's desire to hold onto the country's history of absolute government.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    People stormed the prison looking for gunpowder and prisoners that had been taken by the unpopular and detested King, Louis XVI.
  • Execution of the Louis XVI

    Was sent to be executed because he drove his country into bankruptcy and married a foreigner which made the people very mad.
  • Execution of Robespierre

    Was voted guilty of conspiracy and attacks upon public safety by 691 out of 749 deputies; none voted for his innocence.
  • Committee of Public Safety

    It was formed as an administrative body to supervise and expedite the work of the executive bodies of the convention and of the government ministers appointed by the convention.
  • Napoleon disbands the Directory

    Was a consolidation of the political forces that sought to bring France under a unified central rule.
  • Napoleon becomes Emperor

    Proclaimed himself emperor.
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    Napoleon invades Portugal

    The war originated from Napoleon's wish to extend the Continental system throughout Europe.
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    Napoleon invades Russia

    The invasion of Russia was an attempt to force Tsar Alexander I to submit once again to the terms of a treaty that Napoleon had imposed upon him four years earlier.
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    Napoleons first exile

    Napoleon's broken forces gave up and Napoleon offered to step down in favor of his son. When this offer was rejected, he abdicated and was sent to Elba.
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    Congress of Vienna

    A congress of the Great Powers of Europe met at Vienna to settle the future boundaries of the continent.
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    Nap. is exiled to St. Helena.

    Attempted to reclaim France again.
  • Defeat at Waterloo

    The defeat at Waterloo put an end to Napoleon's rule as Emperor of the French and marked the end of his Hundred Days return from exile.
  • Napoleons death

    Died of stomach cancer.