French Revolution

  • French Revolution Begin and Calling of Estates General

    The Revolution began when the Estates-General, consisting of the delegates from the three estates, met on May 5, 1789.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    The representatives of the third estate declared themselves the National Assembly of France as they met at a tennis court and pledged not to disband until they had written a constitution.
  • Civil Constitution of the Clergy

    The Civil Constitution of the Clergy adopted the organization of the Catholic Church to the administrative framework of local government
  • Bastille Day

    The great national holiday of France corresponding to Independence Day.
  • Declaration of Rights of Man

    The Dec of Rights of Man guaranteed the same basic rights to all citizens, including liberty, property, security, and resistance to oppression as well as representative government.
  • Trial of Louis XVI

    Louis XVI was tried for multiple crimes against the Revolution.
  • Death of Louis XVI

    The death of Louis XVI after he was executed for his crimes.
  • Period: to

    Reign of Terror

    The period when the Jacobins were in power under Robespierre and began systematically to murder their political opponents.
  • 9th of Thermidor

    Robespierre inaugurated the Great Terror when he persuaded a terrified Convention to pass the Law of Prairial.
  • End of French Revolution

    The day the French Revolution ended with Napoleon's coup against the Directory.