French Revolution

  • End of The 7 Years War

    End of The 7 Years War
    The seven years war(1756-1763) finally ended in 1763.
    France had finished fighting the British for land in North America and they lost. During the war France lost a lot of money and people, so they went into great debt.
  • King Louis XVI Crowned King

    King Louis XVI Crowned King
    Louis XVI became king and was not ready to rule the country. He wasn't intrested in ruling and left many decisions to others. France was in a lot of financial trouble and Louis did not do anything to improve the awful situations France was in.
  • The Declaration Of Rights of Man and The Citizen

    The Declaration Of Rights of Man and The Citizen
    The Declaration of Independence and the Declaration of Rights Of Man and The Citizen are both similar. They are demanding for basic human right like the freedom of thought,speech,religion,security and property.This limited the power of the government.
  • Summoning the Estates General

    Summoning the Estates General
    The estates general consisted representitives of each estate. The king hasn't held a meeting since 1641! This meeting was held because of serious debt that France was going through.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    When the third estate was locked out of the meeting of the General Estates by the King. They went into an indoor tennis court and that day they made themselves known as the National Assembly. They made an oath not to separate until the problems in France were solved. This was the first move towards the revolution.
  • Fall of The Bastille

    Fall of The Bastille
    Many more riots broke out because of the rise in prices for bread. Rebels started attacking the prison (Bastille) because Bastille represented the King's Powers. King Louis sent in mercenary troops to calm the mob but the troops ened up joined in with the rebels! The seven political prisoners were free and the mob cut of the governor's head and walked around the streets with it.This action frightend King Louis and citizens wanted order in Paris so they made a new army called the National Gaurd.
  • All Feudal Privileges Abolished

    All Feudal Privileges Abolished
    The National Assembly met in Versailles and many of the feudal priviledges like the church's tilthe and seigneural rights were terminated by the national assembly. This gave each states the same priviledges.
  • October Days

    October Days
    This event also known as the Women's March. Many women from paris were outraged at the rise in the price of bread. So the formed into a large group and marched to Palace in Versailles to protest. This action had the King and Queen under house arrest, also it made them powerless against them.
  • Civil Constitution of The Clergy

    Civil Constitution of The Clergy
    The Civil Consitution of The Clergy was a law passed in 1790. It's a law that allowed the government of the Roman Catholic Church! This was a serious thing because France still lived under a feudal system and having the Church (the highest estate) owned by the government was a big change!
  • Flight to Varennes(King Louis XVI tries to emigres to another country)

    Flight to Varennes(King Louis XVI tries to emigres to another country)
    King Louis XVI tries to escape the country like many other aristocrats.He and his family (consisting of the queen and the children) try to disguise as peasants and leave. This action made his look awful because he was leaving his country to it's own problems. The Royal family was recognized at Varennes and were arrested. With the imprisonment Louis had to accept the new consititution.
  • War against Austria

    War against Austria
    The war against Austria was declared. France fought Austria because they were scared they would be a threat to France (since Madame Marie Antoinette had contacts that might want to invade).France won the war along even though they were fighting many other countries.
  • King Louis XVI's Execution

    King Louis XVI's Execution
    The National Convention decided that king should die for his crimes against the country and should be executed. He had the palace taken away and his name too he was called Citizen Louis Capet. This relates to the revolution because King Louis was the reason for the revolution and finally they have taken care of the problem. Also in October of the same year (1793) Marie Antoinette was guillotined.
  • Death of Marat

    Death of Marat
    Jean Paul Marat was the leaders of the Jacobins.he was an editor for L'ami de Peuple, he was also a very strong follower of the Sans Culottes. . He was murdered by Charlotte Corday in his bathtub. Charlotte Corday thought he was the reason for all the killings, so she had to go and kill the main problem.
  • The Beginning of the Reign of Terror

    The Beginning of the Reign of Terror
    During this period of time the revolutionary government had a lot of power. They came up with numerous harsh laws that were passed to eliminate anyone who disagreed with them. Many people were guillotined during this time. This was all because of Robespierre the great leader of all this. If anyone opposed him, they would be guillotined.
  • Jaques Danton Guillotined

    Jaques Danton Guillotined
    Jaques Danton was the leader of the Mountain and the National Assembly. His action and speech was not supported by Robespierre. He was executed because eventually he started supporting the end of the political execution.
  • Fall of Robespierre

    Fall of Robespierre
    Robespierre changed France in a extreme wway. He modernized france, introduced the metric system and the revolutionary calender. Robespierre tried condemning more people but he condemned himself. He tried shooting himself but failed, he was arrested and then guillotined.
  • The Directory

    The Directory
    The Directory replaced Robespierre after his rule. The Directory were controlled by the middle class. The new government gave power to people with property which meant they were returning back to special priviledges for the wealthy. Only this group could vote and elect members to the government.