PERIODthe great french revolution
fall of the bastilledescription;
the bastille was a fortress in Paris. It was attacked by a mob of Parisians who believed there was a supply of weapons and amunition. They captured the prison and released the prisoners and killed all the guards.
This was important to the French Revolution because it was the kick off tho the start of the revolution.
royal family flees francedescription;
King Louis XVI, fearing for the lives of himself and his family, tried to escape to Austria. They hoped that once in Austria, the would be safe. They failed to escape because at the border of Austria they were arrested and sent back to Paris.
This was important to the French Revolution because they weren't standing up for their kingdom and just ran.
King Louis XVI beheadeddescription;
he was tried by the National Convention and found guilty of high treason. He was put to death January 1792. The only king of France to be put to death.
This is important because it was a guarantee for the revolution to move forward.
the reign of terrordescription;
the commitee of public safety led by maximillian robespierre was created to seek out enemies of the revolution. people that were suspected of being an enemy would be beheaded. They were neigborhood watchers in france.
This was important because there were so many people being killed just because they were under suspision.