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French Revolution

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  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    The oath taken at the beginning of the revolution to become the National Assembly. Made by 576 of 577 members of the Third Estate.
  • Fall of Bastille

    Fall of Bastille
    Revolutionaries successfully stormed the fortress, attempting to acquire gunpowder and release the remaining prisoners. This marked the start of the revolution because someone was killed in the process.
  • Great Fear

    Great Fear
    A grain shortage which resulted in the decreased bread production.
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  • Women March on Versailles

    Women March on Versailles
    Rioting over the high prices and scarcity of bread and also for political reforms with a Constitutional Monarchy for France.
  • Civil Constitution of Clergy

    Civil Constitution of Clergy
    Law passed tat weakened the Churches power over land and monolistic vows
  • The Royal Escape

    The Royal Escape
    The failed attempted of the King Louis XVI and Queen Antoinette escaping their capture. Viewed as traitors to the revolution.
  • Declaration of Pilnitz

    Declaration of Pilnitz
    warning to revolutionaries to stop infringing on Louis VXI and to restore his power.
  • Costitution of 1791

    Costitution of 1791
    Established popular soveignty. Established after the US had created their version. Drafted at the French Nation Assembly.
  • Creation of National Convention

    Creation of National Convention
    Held the Constitutional and Legislative assemblies. Held executive power in France.
  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    An erratic period of executions for the most minimal crime or sometimes no crime at all. Basically any opposition towards the revolution was punishable by public execution by the guillotine.
  • Execution of a Monarch

    Execution of a Monarch
    The newly elected Republic of France brought Louis to trial for crimes against the people. He was later sent to be publicly executed by the guillotine.
  • The Declaration of the Rights of Man

    The Declaration of the Rights of Man
    Approved by the National Constituent Assembly. Described all natural rights posessed by man.
  • Constitution of 1795

    Constitution of 1795
    Ratified by the National Convention and established the Directory and began the rule of Napoleon.
  • The Directory

    The Directory
    Body of Directors that held executive power after the Convention.
  • Napoleon Becomes Consulate

    Napoleon Becomes Consulate
    Was the government that took over France during the fall of the Directory and the rise of the Napoleonic Empire. Napoleon was the first of the Consuls.
  • Concordat of 1801

    Concordat of 1801
    Agreement between Napoleon and Pope Pius VII that discontinued the Roman Catholic Church as the majority and brought back most if France's civil status.
  • Coronation of the Emporer

    Coronation of the Emporer
    Napoleon crowned as emporer of France. Called his crown The Crown of Charlemagne.
  • The Battle of Trafalgar

    The Battle of Trafalgar
    A sea battle fought between the British Royal Navy and the French and Spanish Navy. The British won the battle. Fought during the War of the Third Coalition, a Napoleonic War.
  • Battle of Austerlitz

    Battle of Austerlitz
    Napoleon's greatest victory when the French Empire defeated the Third Coalition. Defeated Russo- Austrian army and General Tsar Alexander.
  • Invasion of Spain

    Invasion of Spain
    55,000 Frenchmen crossed over into Spain. They were allowed to cross over the terms of the Franco- Spanish Alliance until their truw intentions of overtaking Spain were revieled a dew days later.
  • Invasion of Russia

    Invasion of Russia
    Was a turning point in the Napoleonic Wars because it weakened the French and its allies. The French won most of the minor battles and one major battle but the Russians still prevented the movement towards its capital.
  • Exile to Elba

    Exile to Elba
    The Coalition invaded France and forced Napoleon to the island Elba. Less than a year later he escaped and returned to power.
  • Congress of Vienna

    Congress of Vienna
    A meeting to settle many issues that arose during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars and the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    Battle of Waterloo
    Napoleon defeated by combined armies,. His last battle. Ended his rule as emporer
  • A Hundred Days

    A Hundred Days
    Marked the period of the return of emporer Napoleon from his exile from Elba and the second restoration of King Louis the XVII a month later.