French Revolution

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    Reign of Louis XVI

    He was the longest ruling kind in Europe
  • Hobbes writes Leviathan

    Leviathan, or the matter, forme and power of a common wealth ecclesiasticall and civil
  • Locke writes Two Treatieses of Government

    First published anonymously
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    French and Indian War

    This war was fought mainly by the colonies of Great Britain and New France.
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    American Revolution

    Started as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and ended as a global war between several European great powers.
  • Calling of the Estates General

    Calling of the Estates General
    It represented the nobility, the church, and the common people.
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    Robespierre comes to power

    Admired the Roman Republic
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    Signified the first time the French citizens formally stood in opposition to Louis XVI
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    France experiences "The Great Fear"

    Peasants attacked manor houses
  • August decrees

    August decrees
    Made by National Constituent Assembly
  • National Assembly composes "The Declaration of the Rights of Man."

    a second one was made in 1793
  • Louis XVI attempts to escape

    Was an unsuccessful event
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    Legislative Assembly is created

    Provided the focus of political debate and revolutionary law-making between the periods of the National Constituent Assembly and of the National Convention
  • France goes to war with Austria

    French armies lacked organization and discipline
  • Louis XVI is executed

    Louis XVI is executed
    Fall of the Monarchy
  • Committee of Public Safety is formed

    Restructured in 1793
  • Jean Paul Marat is killed

    A women killed him with a knife
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    France experience "Reign of Terror"

    Also known as "The Terror"
  • Robespierre is executed

    supported equality of rights
  • Napoleon Bonaparte comes to power

    Napoleon Bonaparte comes to power
    King of Italy