French Revolution

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  • John Locke and the Social Contract

    John Locke and the Social Contract
    John Locke's version of social contract theory is striking in saying that the only right people give up in order to enter into civil society and its benefits is the right to punish other people for violating rights. No other rights are given up, only the right to be a vigilante.
  • Thomas Hobbes wrote Leviathan

    Thomas Hobbes wrote Leviathan
    In Leviathan, written during the English Civil Wars (1642-1651), Hobbes argues for the necessity and natural evolution of the social contract, a social construct in which individuals mutually unite into political societies, agreeing to abide by common rules and accept resultant duties to protect themselves and one
  • His early career

    His early career
    When he became general and when he became emperor.
  • Absolutism and the French Revolution

    Absolutism and the French Revolution
    Start date- Jan 1, 1600
    End date- April 9, 1775
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    The members of the French Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath, vowing "not to separate and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established".
  • Bastille is Stormed

    Bastille is Stormed
    The prison had become a symbol of the monarchy's dictatorial rule, and the event became one of the defining moments in the Revolution that followed.
  • When The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was written

    When The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was written
    The French National Constituent Assembly issued the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen which defined individual and collective rights at the time of the French Revolution.
  • Women's March on Versailles

    Women's March on Versailles
    A crowd of women demanding bread for their families gathered other discontented Parisians, including some men, and marched toward Versailles, arriving soaking wet from the rain.
  • When King Louis moved the capital of France from Paris to Versailles

    When King Louis moved the capital of France from Paris to Versailles
    Louis moved in, and changed the capital from Paris to Versailles to escape the turmoil Paris was subject to.
  • King Louis is executed XVI

    King Louis is executed XVI
    One day after being convicted of conspiracy with foreign powers and sentenced to death by the French National Convention, King Louis XVI is executed by guillotine in the Place de la Revolution in Paris.
  • When King Louis XVI married Marie Antoinette

    When King Louis XVI married Marie Antoinette
    At Versailles, Louis, the French dauphin, marries Marie Antoinette, the daughter of Austrian Archduchess Maria Theresa and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I. France hoped their marriage would strengthen its alliance with Austria, its longtime enemy.
  • The Reign of Terror

    The Reign of Terror
    Its purpose was to purge France of enemies of the Revolution and protect the country from foreign invaders.
  • Russian Campaign

    Russian Campaign
    Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned Napoleon and he was defeated in Russian Campaign.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    Battle of Waterloo
    The Battle of Waterloo, which took place in Belgium on June 18, 1815, marked the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte, who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century.
  • When Napoleon was exiled

    When Napoleon was exiled
    Exiled to the island of Elba, he escaped to France in early 1815 and raised a new Grand Army that enjoyed temporary success before its crushing defeat at Waterloo against an allied force under Wellington on June 18, 1815. Napoleon was subsequently exiled to the island of Saint Helena off the coast of Africa.
  • Napoleon as Emperor

    Napoleon as Emperor
    Became Emperor- May 18, 1804
    Ended as Emperor- May 4, 1852