French Revolution

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  • Estates-General

    Assembly of representatives from all three estates to approve new taxes. It was the first meeting in 175 ears and all happened because King louis XVI ran out of money to spoil her wife and decides to take money from taxes
  • National Assembly

    National Assembly
    The third Estate took Siyés suggestion and voted to establish a national assembly in motion to end the absolute monarchy. It was the first deliberate act in the revolution
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    Medieval fortress and prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Paris. The prison only contained seven inmates at the time of its storming but was a symbol of the abuses of the monarchy
  • National Assembly decrees abolition of feudalism.

    On 4 August 1789, the National Constituent Assembly abolished feudalism (although at that point there had been sufficient peasant revolts to almost end feudalism already), in what is known as the August Decrees, sweeping away both the seigneurial rights of the Second Estate and gathered by the First Estate.
  • National Assembly decrees Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen

    National Assembly decrees Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen
    Assembly published the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which comprised a statement of principles rather than a constitution with legal effect. The National Constituent Assembly functioned not only as a legislature, but also as a body to draft a new constitution.
  • Outbreak of the Paris mob

    Woman from the third estate were hungry and they couldn't do anything about it so when they went to the castle they thretend the king. King Loui XVI was shooken up and was an eye-opener
  • Church Revolution

    In this caricature, monks and nuns enjoy their new freedom after the decree of 16 February 1790
  • Royal flight to Varennes

    Royal flight to Varennes
    Louis XVI was increasingly dismayed by the direction of the revolution. His brother, the Comte d'Artois and his queen, Marie Antoinette, urged a stronger stance against the revolution and support for the émigrés, while he was resistant to any course that would see him openly side with foreign powers against the Assembly. Eventually, fearing for his own safety and that of his family, he decided to flee Paris
  • National Constituent Assembly final session (Complete Constitution)

    Jacques Pierre Brissot drafted a petition, insisting that in the eyes of the nation Louis XVI.
  • War and Counter-Revolution

    France preemptively declared war on Austria (20 April 1792) and Prussia joined on the Austrian side a few weeks later.
  • Forced to Withdraw from war