French Revolution

  • The Palace of Versaille is built

    The Palace of Versaille is built
    The Palace of Versaille was a bad thing. It was very luxurious. The walls were made with gold, and the furniture also was. The kings and queens used it to gain control over the nobility.
  • King Louis gets married

    King Louis gets married
    Both young and inexperienced, Louis and Marie was put into an arranged marriage. Marie came from Austria. It was part of an alliance.Louis Auguste, Dauphin of France, and Marie Antoinette, an Austrian archduchess, were married on 16 May 1770: two adolescents of about the same age [15-16 years]. Louis, easily overcome by depression, had some bad luck: he couldn’t consummate his marriage. It wasn’t until 19 December 1778, when the queen gave birth to a daughter, that the nasty rumours were put to
  • Guillotine is introduced.

    Guillotine is introduced.
    The guillotine was an innovated way of excuetion. People good and bad, suffered this cruel punishment. Also people had to watch this be done. This is to scare them into not misbehaving, and going against any nobles.
  • Louis calls the first meeting of the Estates General in 175 years.

    Louis calls the first meeting of the Estates General in 175 years.
    Louis XVI, king of France and Navarre, advised by his Minister of Finance Necker, decided to call for the meeting of the Estates General to solve France deep financial crisis.
    The causes of this financial turmoil were:
    - The tax system was unfair (only the poorest citizen were paying taxes).
    - The king personal spending were huge
    - The American war of independence cost France a lot while the country already had a huge debt
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    The Tennis Court Oath was a result of the growing discontent of the Third Estate in France in the face of King Louis XVI's desire to hold onto the country's history of absolute government. The deputies of the Third Estate were coming together for a meeting to discuss the reforms proposed by Necker, the Prime Minister. These reforms called for the meeting of all the Estates together, and to hold a vote by head instead of by estate. This would have given the Third Estate, at least nominally, a st
  • The people of Paris storm the Bastille.

    The people of Paris storm the Bastille.
    The Bastille, first off, was an armory/ jailhouse in the center of Paris. It was used to store weapons and at the current time hold political figures arrested due to violation of royal law. The peasants stormed the Bastille after hearing rumors that the king was sending the army to kill pesants and burn their crops. They stromed the Bastille to arm themselves and tear it down. It was an enormous symbolic act agains the ancien regime and it inspired revolutionaries such as the Jacobins.That's wro
  • The Decleration of the Rights of Man become imortnat to the French.

    The Decleration of the Rights of Man become imortnat to the French.
    The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen is a declarative French political document defining a set of individual rights and collective rights of all of the estates as one, brought on by the French Revolution. Influenced by the doctrine of natural rights, these rights are universal: they are supposed to be valid in all times and places, pertaining to human nature.
  • Robespierre wants change for the French people.

    Robespierre wants change for the French people.
    leader of the Jacobins who took over the leadership of France during the French Revolution. He and the other committee members ordered the execution of the King, Louis XVI for treason in January 1793.
    Robespierre, as an enlightened thinker, brought revolutionary ideas of equality, liberty and fraternity to the minds of the French people already put under pressure by poverty, exacerbated by an incapable king and an exorbitant queen.
    During the revolution, he also made France a secluar state.
  • Marie Antionette?

    Marie Antionette?
    Many French people hated the Queen for her Austrian blood and her expensive tastes. Marie Antoinette was called Madame Deficit and blame was placed on her for the country's financial problems.In October, she was tried by a mock trial, as was her husband. Marie Antoinette was convicted of treason and sentenced to be guillotined. On October 16, 1793 she was taken through the streets of Paris in an open cart. She maintained her dignity until the bitter end.
  • Robespierre?

    Maximilien Francois Marie Isidore de Robespierre was executed on the 28th July, 1794 in the Place de la Revolution, Paris along with Louis Saint-Just and Georges Couston as well as nineteen others. The crowd cried "Down with the tyrant!" as he was about to be executed. It is belived Robespierre is the only person to have been executed by the guillotine face up so he could see the blade approaching.