The great fear.

Events of the french revolution by samuel

By sj2
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    Reign of Louis XIV

    He was king from 1643 to 1715, so he was in power for 72 years,whis one of the longest in the history of any european monarch. The exact dates of his reign is unknown. His nickname, sun king, he gave himself. He thought that he was the source of all light in France. His dance dress had little suns all over it. He wanted all nobles to learn ballet, so they could appear graceful at all times. He wasn’t just a king that wanted to live in comfort, he was interested in the culture of his country
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    Reign of louis XV

    Became king at age of fife. During his ruling the government failed to reform social and economic life.
  • Louis XVI marries Marie Antoinette

    Louis XVI marries Marie Antoinette
    It was important for France to have a royal marriage with Austria because they were always enemies. That is why most French people did not like her from the beginning on. She spent ridiculous amount of money on jewelleries (like the diamond necklace). Louis was 15 when they married marie only 14. Inthose times people married way earlier that today. The exact date of their marriage is unknown, that is why I just put in the 9th of march
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    Reign of Louis XVI

    Ruled for 17 years only. He was not prepared to rule France and could not cope with the troubles coming up. He was not interested in governing. Did little to improve conditions for lower and middle class (they were truly in crisis) and he had limited contact with them.
  • American declaration of independance

    American declaration of independance
    It was anounced on July 4th 1776. The declaration was written primarily by Thomas Jefferson. It was written that George III was to be blamed for what happened in the war they were fighting against each other(England-America). They listed colonial grievances against King George III.
  • Affair of the Diamond Necklace

    Affair of the Diamond Necklace
    the exact date is not known. Participated in a crime to defraud the crown jewels of the cost of 2,000,000 livres (French currency) M. Antoinette became them as a gift, but she refused. The Jewellers tried to sell it to her but she refused it every time.
  • Meeting of the esates general

    Meeting of the esates general
    May and June 1789. The three estates of the general are groups of people from the different classes. First Estate=Clergy, Second Estate=Aristocrats, Third estate=Middle class. The third estate had clearly more delegates than the other two estates. The estates voted separate, and they voted as a group. The Estates General meets very, very seldom. The king hoped that the Estates would help raising money and put an end to the rioting. I wanted to put this in a timespan, but you could not see it.
  • Third Estate leaves Estate General

    Third Estate leaves Estate General

    June 17th third estates breaks away from the Estates General and declares itself as national assembly. The estates general was meeting just over a month until the third estate branches itself off.
  • Formation of the National Assembly

    Formation of the National Assembly
    It was lead by count Mirabeau. They went to meet at the royal tennis Courts. Took the tennis court oath. Louis was forced to order the other two estates to join the National Assembly.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    The proposed oath was to read that they would remain assembled until a constitution had been written, meeting wherever it was required. As a response to that action the king called for a meeting of the Estates General with the purpose of writing a constitution.
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    The great Fear

    The great fear was mainly in the centre of France, there are lots of spots on the border to other countries and on coast of the sea. Peasant stormed the estates of the rich and nobles, burned them right down to the ground and killed hundreds of people. They burned papers the recorded that they belonged to the lords. All because they had the feeling that the king and the lord would stop the revolution.
  • Fall of the Bastille

    Fall of the Bastille
    There were riots over the very high price of bread. The riot began attacking prisons trying to free the prisoners held. Louis sent out soldiers to end the attack on the prisons. That was when the soldiers switched sides and helped the people storm the Royal Prison with success. The mob cut off the governor’s head and paraded it through the streets of Paris. This scared the king because he thought that the bastille is the most "stable"building in whole France.
  • National Assembly abolishes feudal rights

    National Assembly abolishes feudal rights
    It completely abolished feudalism. Its taken away rights from the Second Estate. The assembly declared Louis XVI the “restorer of French Liberty”
  • Declaration of the right of men and citizen

    Declaration of the right of men and citizen
    26th or 27th of August 1789. This document guarantees freedom of speech, thought, security, and religion. It includes ideas from Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Montesquieu.
  • March of Women

    March of Women
    The women felt that the Government needed to come to Paris and not be isolated in Versailles. They walked all the way to Versailles and attacked the National assembly and stormed the palace. The king and Queen agreed to go back to Paris.
  • Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette attempt to escape France

    Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette attempt to escape France
    Louis motive was to obtain foreign aid in order to restore his monarchy. After they were spotted, they were imprisoned. Louis was forced to accept Frances new institution. Soon after that he was executed.
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    Legislative assembly

    One group thought that the revolution is as good as over, the other group claimed that more revolutionary stuff was necessary. It provided the focus of political debate and revolutionary law-making.
  • Execution of Louis XVI

    Execution of Louis XVI
    The National Convention decided to try the king for his crimes. At that time the king was simply known as “Citizen Louis carpet”. I think that that name is exactly what he deserves.
  • Jean Paul Marats death

    Jean Paul Marats death
    He was murdered in the bathtub (what a cruel thing to do). He was one of the radical leaders of the revolution. They were prepared to bring the king to trial and execution. I think it would have been way different if he could have helped them until the end of the revolution. Charlotte Corday, a Girondist, murdered him.
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    Reign of terror

    During this time the revolutionary Government had extreme powers. Passed a number of harsh laws. Nobles and Girondists were the target of the government at that time. All granaries and bakeries placed under state control. Many, many people were executed (Guillotined)
  • Execution of Marie Antoinette

    Execution of Marie Antoinette
  • Jacques Dantons death

    Jacques Dantons death
    April 5th 1794. He was beheaded because he stood up to the government. He was one of the radical leaders of the revolution.
  • Maximilien Robespierres death

    Maximilien Robespierres  death
    . Robespierre ruled France through the Reign of terror. He belonged to the government side . During his time of Reign the Army was got more efficient, new schools and universities were set up, and he confiscated property of the émigrés.

    He tried to shoot himself, failed and got executed. It is ironic because he tried to kill himself, when that did not work, he got imprisoned and got his head chopped off afterwards.
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    The directory

    Ruling of Robespierre was replaced with the directory; it was controlled by the middle class. They gave most of the power to the people in poverty. Only these people (poverty)could vote and elect members to the government. The days of the title citizen were over.