French Revolution

  • Cause of Revolution

    The revolution began because there were repayments on government loans that needed to be fixed, and the French government delcared bankruptcy.
  • Estates General

    The three estaes met to try to solve the problems of Louis XIV. This caused less of an absolute monarchy in France. The three groups didn't agree most of the time, so they split up, causing the french revolution outbreak. It caused chaos.
  • Storming and Fall of Bastille

    The storming and fall of Bastille.
  • Declaration of Rights

    The declaration of the rights of man was issues by the Nationals Assembly.
  • Nationalized Chruch Property

    Chruch property nationalized and otherwise expropriated.
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    National Convention

    Held executive power, and had to write a new constitution. Completely got rid of monarchy, and made many safety and education comittees. Not many liked the constitution.
    *Robespierre, Marat, Danton.
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    French Consulate/ First French Empire

    The french consulate was republican government divided into three houses, overseen by Napoleon. But then Napoleon took over and was crowned emporer and turned into a dictator, so becomes the First French Empire. Napoleon boosted the economy, fixed education systems, and separated church and state. Then Napoleon fell from power and was exiled.