Revolutionary War begins in America. Fracen declares war on Great Britain in support of America in 1778.
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.
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.
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.
Napoleon overthrows the government and takes control.