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French Revolution

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  • Meeting of the Estates General

    Meeting of the Estates General
    The second estates which is the nobility,pressed king Louis XVI to call a meeting about approve new taxes on third estates. August 1788 the king agree to called for the meeting and the meeting was at Hall of Mirrors at the palace of Versailles on May 2,1789.
  • Creation of the National Assembly

    Creation of the National Assembly
    On the estates meeting on May 2,1789 the third eastates wanted to change the voting process,but king follow the old rules of voting by estates.The third estates refused about that.Jun 17,1789 the National Assembly was create by the third estates,with the right to make law for France.Jun 20,1789 the third estates met in an indoor tennis court wouldn't leave until they had written a constitution for France,which was the Tennis Court Oath
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    king started ordering troops to Pairs and Versaille in case he needed to preserve the monarchy by force,National A ssembly fear king use violence end their meeting,they started to arm themselves against any action the king might take.A mob of Parisian wen to Bastille,a ancient prison,look for weapon,when the negotiations boke down,he killed the commander,stuck his head on a long stick,and paraded it through the streets.It become a powerful symbol of the French Revolution
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

    Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
    It adopted by National Assembly,and laid out the basic principles of the French Revolution inspirate by English Bill of Right,the American Declaration of Independence,and the writings of Enlightenment philosphers.The 3 basic principles was Liberty,Equality and Franternity.But thses right did not extend to women.
  • The Royal Family Flees

    The Royal Family Flees
    Unrest in Paris in the spring of 1791 convinced the queen, Marie Antoinette, that the family must flee.With the help of a loyal friend,an escape was organized. But they were recognized and National Guardsmen escorted when they reached Varennes,them back to Paris through jeering crowds
  • Creation of the National Convention

    Creation of the National Convention
    Legislative Assembly felt powerless about the mob violence and foreign invasion also to give the government more power they created the National Convention,the first act they passed was to abolishing the monarchy and declearing France a republic.The 3 factions in the National Convention were the Mountain,Girondins,Plain,and the Mountain was the most radical
  • Execution of the King

    Execution of the King
    After six weeks of debate in the National Convention, with the Girondins wanting clemency for the king, whereas the Jacobins wanting to execute the king.January 21,the day of execution Louis try to deliver a speech proclaiming his innocence but he didn't get the chance.Europeans reacted with horror to that news
  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    Between 5 September 1793, to 28 July 1794.Europeans countries were worry enough about the revolution to form a coalition and make war against France.The revolutionary leader fear about lose control and take drastic actions about a revolution against a government.The mountain began a series of accusations,trials,and executions.It create wave of fear throughout the country,during those time about 17000 people were executed
  • Coup d' etat

    Coup d' etat
    Napoleon showed great leadership in battle against Austrian and Italian armies,capitalizing on his status as a national hero.He decided to seize political power,a group of conspirate began to plot to seize more power for him.French leader feared that royalists might conspire to place a monarchy in power,but people would willing give up some freedom if he could bring peace,prosperity and glory to France