French revolution


  • Meeting of the Estates General

    Meeting of the Estates General
    This meeting was called by the 3rd Estates who are at the bottom of the pyramid and were treated very poorly by the 1st and 2nd Estate. The 3rd Estate were very upset because they were the only ones paying so much taxes and who were doing everything for the 1st and 2nd Estates and who had no rights and had no equalities. The King had brung this meeting together but the 1st and 2nd Estate would not agree with the 3rd Estate. So the 3rd estate wlaked out of the meeting and decided to go there own.
  • creation of the National Assembly

    creation of the National Assembly
    -This ended fuedalism and privileges of the 1st and 2nd Estate.
    -Approved the dedaration of the rights of man & citizens.
    -created by the 3rd Estate
    -seized church lands and made clergy paid employes
    -wrote constitution
    -The National Assembly eliminated people paying dues by early August 1789.
    -The basic principles of The French Revolution were liberty,equality & fertirnity.
    -the rights that were guaranteed: freedom of speech, freedom of press & freedom of religion
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    -Bastille is a prision
    -The King ordered troops to Paris in case he needed to perserve manarchy by force.
    -People of Paris armed themselves against any actions the King might take.
    -symbolic start of the revolution
    -The people there were able to over take the jail.
    -the prisioners excitcuted the gaurd and broke out
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

    Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
    The representatives of the French people, organized as a National Assembly, believing that the ignorance, neglect, or contempt of the rights of man are the sole cause of public calamities and of the corruption of governments, have determined to set forth in a solemn declaration. The National Assembly recognizes and proclaims, in the presence and under the auspices of the Supreme Being, the following rights of man and of the citizen.
  • Creation of the National Convention

    Creation of the National Convention
    -Ended monarchy
    -proclaimed France
    -the excecution of Louis x vi for treason
    -began codifying laws & creating public education system
    -abolished slavery in French colonies
    -wrote a new constitution & created the directory
  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    -A period during the French Revolution in which the Robespienfe led the government to execute thousands of political figures and ordinary citizens.
    -The mountain began a series of accusations, trials & executions this was what the Reign of Terror was made up of.
    -The first victom was Marie Antoinette.
    -The terror was designed to fight the enemies of the revolution.
    -preventing counter Revolution from gaining ground was at stake.
  • Execution of the King

    Execution of the King
    -King placed on trial (tried to avoid)
    -the people were eager to execute the King to award the return of monarchy & defend enemies from him
    -when king was killed the gaurds held up the kings head for all to see.
    -the news of the Kings death was quickly spread across Europe
  • Coup d'état

    Coup d'état
    -General Napoleon Bonaparte overthrew the French Directory, replacing it with the French Consulate.(by force)
    -"STRAKE OF STATE" = The sudden overthrow of the government by force.
    -As you can see this occurred on 9 November 1799, which was 18 Brumaire, Year VIII under the French Republican Calendar.
    -The coup of 18 Brumaire was the coup d'état
    -The deputies had realized that they were facing an attempted coup rather than being protected.