French Revolution

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    French Revolution

  • Louis XVI becomes king.

    Louis XVI becomes the king of France.
  • Revolutionary War begins in America

    Revolutionary War begins in America. Fracen declares war on Great Britain in support of America in 1778.
  • Estates General

    After Lomiene de Brienne asked Parlement to regester the tax on property on the three estates and they refused. Louis XVI gave in after a year of arguing and valled the Estates General to meet in May of 1789.
  • National Assembly

    There was a disagreement between the estates over how voting in the Estates General should work. The third estate wanted a vote by head while the first and second wanted a vote by estate.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    After the third estate decides to meet in an indoor tennis court and not to disband until a new constitution was written.
  • Storming The Bastille

    A mob raided a fotress and got guns then turned to the Bastille and attacked it and released 7 prisoners that were inside.
  • The Great Fear

    Peasants started attacking places all over France. They distroyed papers binding them tto the fevdal system.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    This asserted the political and social equality of all men and the natural right to liberty, property, and security.
  • March on Versailles

    A mob of women storm the kings castle in Versailles and demand Louis XVI leave and return to Paris.
  • Louis XVI tries to flee France

    Louis XVI tries to flee France but he is captured by revolutionaries and tried for treaason.
  • Constitution is finalized

    Constitution is finalized by the king.
  • Louis XVI is executed

    Louis XVI is executed by Jacobins.
  • Robespierre takes power

    While in power he kills many starting the Reign of terror.
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    Rein of Terror

    Durring this period 20,000 to 40,000 people were sentenced to death.
  • Robespierre was beheaded

    After being arrested he was exicuted.
  • Coup d'Etat

    Napoleon overthrows the government and takes control.
  • Napoleon named Emperor

    Napolean Boneaparte was consecrated as Emperor.