French Revolution

By Adam715
  • Period: to

    French Revolution

  • Covening the Estates General

    Covening the Estates General
    The Estates General met separately and usually the Third estate was out voted by the first two.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    THe 3rd estate locked themselves in a "tennis court" saying that they wouldn't leave until they got what the wanted hence the name Tennis Court Oath
  • Storming the Bastille

    Storming the Bastille
    The Revoltionists revolted and took the bastile and getting gunpowder and shot
  • Great Fear

    Great Fear
    Rumors circulated through the countryside from town to town that the nobles were paying men to terrorize the peasants
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    Declaration of the Rights of Man
    The Nobles made the king sign this declaration stating that every man has equal rights
  • Womens march to Versailles

    Womens march to Versailles
    Women marched to versailles due to the shortage of bread.
  • Louis and Maries flight to Varneens

    Louis and Marie tried to escape France in 1791, but were caught and turned over to the authorities.
  • Constitution of 1791

    Constitution of 1791
    King reluctantly approved a new constitution where France’s government became a Limited Constitutional
  • Brunswick Manifesto

    Brunswick Manifesto
    The Brunswick Manifesto threatened that if the French royal family were harmed, then French civilians would be harmed.
  • National Convention

    National Convention
    National Convention drafted a new plan for government called the Directory where a two house legislature and an executive body of five men who ran the country.
  • The Terror

    Fearing for their lives, the National Convention turned on Robespierre and he was executed in 1794.
  • Directiory 2

    National Convention drafted a new plan for government called the Directory where a two house legislature
  • Concordat of 1801

    was an agreement between Napoleon and Pope Pius VII, signed on 15 July 1801. It solidified the Roman Catholic Church as the majority church of France and brought back most of its civil status.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    The French buy land in the New World.
  • Battle of Trafalgar

    was a sea battle fought between the British Royal Navy and the combined fleets of the French Navy and Spanish Navy, during the War of the Third Coalition (August–December 1805) of the Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815).
  • Napoleonic code

    is the French civil code, established under Napoléon I in 1804. The code forbade privileges based on birth, allowed freedom of religion, and specified that government jobs go to the most qualified,
  • Napoleon becomes Emperor

    Napoleon becomes emperor
  • Continental System

    was the foreign policy of Napoleon I of France in his struggle against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland during the Napoleonic Wars.
  • Peninsular War

    was a war between France and the allied powers of Spain, the United Kingdom, and Portugal for control of the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars. The war began when French and Spanish armies crossed Spain and invaded Portugal in 1807. Then, in 1808, France turned on its ally, Spain. The war lasted until the Sixth Coalition defeated Napoleon in 1814.
  • Invaision of Russia

    was a turning point in the Napoleonic Wars. It reduced the French and allied invasion forces (the Grande Armée) to a tiny fraction of their initial strength and triggered a major shift in European politics as it dramatically weakened French hegemony in Europe. The reputation of Napoleon I as an undefeated military genius was severely shaken, while the French Empire's former allies, at first Prussia, then Austria, broke their alliance with France and switched camps, which triggered the War of the
  • Exile to Elba

    Napoleon is exiles to the island of elba.
  • Napolean B. takes over

    A plebiscite, or vote of the people, was held where the people overwhelmingly for the new Constitution which gave all real power to Napoleon as the first consul.
  • Exile to St. Helena

    Napoleon is exiled once more this time to the island of st helena.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815 near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. An Imperial French army under the command of Emperor Napoleon was defeated by combined armies of the Seventh Coalition, an Anglo-Allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington combined with a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard von Blücher. It was the culminating battle of the Waterloo Campaign and Napoleon's last. The defeat at Water