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French Revolution

By K Rod
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    Desendants of the supporters of the Enlightenment, The people of France banned together to make the National Assemble so they could have say over the First and Second Estates. The people took an oath (Tennis Court Oath) not to dispand the National Assembly until they created a Constitution.
  • Fall of Bastille

    Fall of Bastille
    Prussians thought that the Royal Troops were storing weapons in a prison filled of politicals and prisoners in Bastille. The commander refused to open the gates to a mob of 800. Instead he opened fire. The mob broke through and killed 6 people, found no weapons, and released the prisoners.
  • Great Fear

    Great Fear
    The people of the Third Estate heard that there were marauders attacking villages. People heard of the government taking whole crop fields. If fear, the peasants fought back against the nobles before they this myth had come true in their village,
  • Declaration of The Right of Man

    Declaration of The Right of Man
    This document (formed based on the Declaration of Independence in the U.S.) was the intial stepof the process to a Declaration for the French people. All French men were "born and remain equal in rights." It also gave the freedom of religion to the now citizens of France.
  • Women March of Veraille

    Women March of Veraille
    A group of angered women marched from Paris to the King's Palace in Versailles. They were furious because the lack of food in their cites. Meanwhile the King was eating as if there was no problem. The women stole the King's flour and forced the King and Queen to march back to Paris to realize the conditions they were living in. They were forced to stay in Tuileries Palace for several years.
  • Civil Constitution of Clergy

    Civil Constitution of Clergy
    A law passed during the time of the French Revolution in which the Roman Catholic Church subordinated the French government. It helped complete the destruction of the monastic orders,.
  • Constitution of 1791

    Constitution of 1791
    This Constitution was a creation of the Nation Assemble to reach its biggest goal. This Constitution changed France from a absolute Monarchy to a Limited monarchy, It gave the right of property to the middle class and supported free trade. It also created a law making Legislative Assembly. This seemed to be the completion of the revolution.
  • The Royal Escape

    The Royal Escape
    After a few years of being imprisioned by his people, the King, Queen, and Royal Son decided it was time for them to escape. In the middle of the night, the King posed as a valet drove his wife and child out of the city. Heading for the Austria, but were stopped in a small town near their destination and were brought back to Paris.
  • Declaration of Pilnitz

    Declaration of Pilnitz
    Insued by the King of Prussia and Emperor of Austira, if necessary they threatened to intervene to protect the French Monarchy. The Declartion was considered a bluff, but the French Revolutionary took it seriously. They began for war.
  • Creation of National Convention

    Creation of National Convention
    Revolutionary radicals demanded a new legislative body. The radicals created a National Convention. It was controlled by the Jacobins. They wanted to abolish the Monarchy and make France a Republic.
  • Execution of Monarch

    Execution of Monarch
    The King was put on trial by the National Convention. He was accused as a traitor and was sentenced. On the day of his death, he tried to speak to his citizens but the drummers wouldn't let him speak. His wife was sentenced to death a few months later.
  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    The Committee of Pubilc Safety, lead by M. Robespierre, was created to make France free. They wanted to get ride of anyone who was against the Revolution. 40,000 people died within a year. Many were sentenced to the Guillotine for no reason. After a year, the people began to realize that this is not what would help make France free and decided to sentence Robespierre to the guillotine.
  • The Directory

    The Directory
    A 5 man directory and a 2 house legislative were created in the signing of the Declaration of 1795. They were put inplace to solve the countries problems. But they failed and it was ended in 1799.
  • Constitution of 1795

    Constitution of 1795
    This constitution ended the Revolution. This constitution was ratified by the National Convention. It created a 5 man directory and 2 house legislative branch.
  • Napoleon Becomes Consulate

    Napoleon Becomes Consulate
    The directory dissappears and three consuls are in place to run the republic. Napoleon is in charge o fthe military. He quickly assumes his position as more powerful than other consuls and becomes the only one.
  • Concordat of 1801

    Concordat of 1801
    Napoleon allows the Catholic church to be the religion of the state, The church had to be under the rule of the State, This allowed peace between State and the church. It also helped Napoleon gain more support from religious peasants.
  • Coronation of an Emperor

    Coronation of an Emperor
    Decides to appoint himself as king. Approved by the people. Holds a large ceremony in Paris and takes the crown from the Pope and Crowns himself emperor of the French. This displays his arrogance.
  • Battle of Trafalgar

    Battle of Trafalgar
    Napolean fought the southwest coast of Spain after planning to invade England. Nelson, during the battle, was shot by a French man and died. The British were victorious.
  • Battle of Austerlitz

    Battle of Austerlitz
    This battle took place in Austerlitz. It is known as one of Napoleon's greatest wins. He defeated three armys at this one battle. Austira, Prussia, and Russia all fought in this battle.
  • Invasion of Spain

    Invasion of Spain
    Napoleon wanted to invade Portugal for not listening to the Continental System, Napoleon's army faced another 300,000 death blow because of the Spanish guerrilla warfare, The Spanish didnt accept the invasion and were rioting. Napoleon made his brother the new King of Spain.
  • Ivasion of Russia

    Ivasion of Russia
    This would be one of Napoleon's most regreted mistakes. Russia wasn't following Napoleon's continental rule. To show his dominance, Napoleon decides to invade Russia. In this fatal mistake, 490,000 of Napoleon's men die, and he loses the work tragicly. This is due to Russia's scorched-earth policy. The Russian winter knocks out almost his whole army.
  • Exile to Elba

    Exile to Elba
    After failing in the Russian invasion, Napoleon's army was caught off guard. They were defeated by Russians and Prussians. Napoleon had to give up his empire. He was then sent off to Elba to live off the rest of his life. But he escaped!
  • Congress of Vienna

    Congress of Vienna
    A gathering of European leaders in which they faced the task of restoring Europe's stability after 25 years of war.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    Battle of Waterloo
    After escaping Elba, Napoleon became emperor almost sudden. With his untrained army of 10,000 people, Napoleon fought his old European enemies in Belgium. At first he was successful, but ultimately ended up losing the fight because of a tired army.
  • A hundred Days

    A hundred Days
    After escaping Elba, Napoleon is greeted back in France to an army of 10,000. Current King Louis XVIII, gives up his King position because he is afraid of what happened to his brother. Napoleon regains his empire. But after losing the Battle of Waterloo not too long after he loses his power again and is sent to St. Helena.