French Revolution

  • British leave Yorktown

    On October 19, 1781, Charles Cornwallis surrendered his army of 8,000 men to Yorktown, giving up his chance of winning the Revolutionary War.
  • March on Versailles, Storming of the Bastille and The Estates-General met at Versailles

    Women protested to get the cost of bread lowered. An angry mob attacked the Bastille. The third estate formed a national assembly against the king's wish and acquired the other two estates to join.
  • Trial and Execution of Louis XVI

    Louis was brought to trial for committing multiple crimes and then he was executed for that.
  • The Reign of Terror

    a series of massacres and numerous public executions took place in response to revolutionary fervour
  • Fall of Robespierre

  • Napoleon took control of the Government

    Napoleon took power in France and marked the end of the French Revolution and the beginning of Napoleon Bonaparte's dictatorship
  • Napoleon becomes Emperor

    He ended up crowning himself.
  • Napoleon’s Continental System

    meant to prohibit all trade, even by neutral countries, with Britain
  • Napoleon invades Russia

    launched by Napoleon Bonaparte to force the Russian Empire back into the continental blockade of the United Kingdom.
  • Battle of Waterloo and Napoleon escaped from Elba

    A French army under the command of Napoleon was defeated by two of the armies of the Seventh Coalition.