French Revolution

  • King Louis XVI taxes Second Estate

     King Louis  XVI taxes Second Estate
    France is in debt, King Louis XVI tries to tax the Second Estate but the nobles refuse to pay.
  • Meeting of the Estates General

     Meeting of the Estates General
    King Louis XVI calls for the Estates General to meet the following spring after a rough winter.
  • Storming of the Bastille

     Storming of the Bastille
    July 14, The storming of the Bastille began.
  • French Revolution begins

    French Revolution begins
    The French Revolution begins.
  • King LouisXVI and Marie Antoinette flee Paris

    King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette flee Paris in disguises,but are caught.
  • Thrown Away To Prision

    Mob storms the Tuileries Palace and throws Marie Antoinette and her children in prison.
  • Executed

    King Louis XVI executed by Guillotine.
  • The Supporters are Eexecuted

    Robespierre and his supporters are executed; The Reign of Terror Ends.
  • Constitution

    National Convention writes a more restrictive constition; only male property owners could vote.
  • French Governement

    Napoleon takes control of the French Government.
  • Crowns Hisself Emperor

    Napoleon crowns himself emperor of France after a plebiscite.
  • Napoleon invades Spain

    Napoleon invades Spain and Portugal; the king of Spain goes to prison and the king of Portugal flees to Brazil.
  • Attempts to invade and takover

    Napoleon attempts to invade and takeover Russia.
  • Come Back

    France recognizes Louis XVIII, brother of executed Louis XVI. Napoleon in Paris on March 20 to cheering crowds, and the Hundreds Days begin.
  • Defeat

    Allied forces defeat Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.