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French Revolution Isaac T. and Trystin S.

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    Moderate Phase

    The beginning of the French Revolution in which the people started to revolt due to a crumbling economy, unfair taxes, ideas of the Enlightenment, and the spark of the American Revolution.
  • Estates General meets

    Estates General meets
    The Estates General meets to discuss the grievances of the 3rd Estate.
  • National Assembly is formed in France

    The National Assembly was formed by the Third Estate of France.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    The Bastille prison was stormed and attacked in the moderate phase of the French Revolution.
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    Great Fear

    The start of the French Revolution began with the Great Fear, in which two weeks was a time of disruption in the country of France.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen

    The first step of writing a constitution for France.
  • Poor women of Paris march at Versailles

    Poor women of Paris march at Versailles
    An angry mob of working women armed with pitchforks and muskets marched from Paris to Versailles.
  • Civil Constitution of the Clergy is adopted

    The Civil Constitution of the Clergy adopted to run the French Catholic Church under the French Government
  • Royal Family attempts to flee France

    Due to revolts of the French Revolution, Louis XVI's family attempts to flee.
  • Royal Family confined to Tuileries

    The Royal family of France was confined to their palace to escape execution from the French Revolution.
  • Constitution creates a limited monarchy

    The National Assembly's Constitution of 1791 makes a limited monarchy for France.
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    Radical Phase

    The French Revolution moved to the battlefield in April of 1792. Other counties such as Austria, Prussia, and Britain moved in to take a battle-ridden country. The French Revolution entered the bloody phase.
  • Paris mob invades Tuileres palace

    Paris mob invades Tuileres palace
    This event was a turning point for the French Revolution as it caused the fall of the French monarchy.
  • France becomes a republic

    France becomes a republic
  • Committee of Public Safety is created

    This committee was created to preserve the country of France against foreign attacks during the Radical Phase of the French Revolution.
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    The Reign of Terror

    The Reign of Terror was a time of the purge of government officials who people believed that they had wronged the country of France.
  • Marie Antoinette is beheaded

    Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France before the French Revolution, was beheaded nine months after her husband was.
  • Robespierre is beheaded

    Robespierre is beheaded
    Shortly after the troops of the National Convention caught Robespierre he is beheaded.
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    Nationalism spread through France as new revolutionary ideas spread through France that were inspired by the American Revolution.
  • Third Constitution is adopted

    The Third Constitution of France established a liberal republic in France as a constitutional monarchy.
  • Directory takes power

    The five-member committee known as the Directory begins to govern France.
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    Napoleon Invades Egypt

    Napoleon leads a campaign in France to conquer areas in the Middle East to disrupt British trade in India. The French are forced out in 1801 with a disruption in Egypt
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    Age of Napoleon

    Napoleon assumed power over the French government and crowned himself emperor. People supported him strongly during this era.
  • Napoleon becomes 1st Consul

    Napoleon was part of a group that started a coup and successfully overthrew the Directory. The Directory was replaced with a Consulate with three members, in which Napoleon became the first consul.
  • Concordat with the Catholic Church

    An agreement was reached between Napoleon and the Catholic Church to define the role of the Church in a Napoleon-controlled France
  • Napoleon named Consul for life

    A national meeting is held that has Napoleon as 1st Consul for life.
  • Napoleonic Code adopted

    Napoleonic Code is the French civil code established under Napoleon.
  • Napoleon becomes Emperor

    Napoleon declared himself emperor of France and crowned himself after taking it away from the pope.
  • Battle of Trafalgar

    Battle of Trafalgar
    A British victory in Spain against the combined navy of France and Spain.
  • Battle of Austerlitz

    Battle of Austerlitz
    Napoleon fought a decisive battle against the Russian and Austrian Empires during the Napoleonic Age.
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    French invade Spain

    Napoleon betrays the Spanish government by attacking Spain after a combined effort to invade Portugal. The French victory ends up with a loss of Spain after 6 years of occupation.
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    Napoleon Invades Russia and retreats

    Napoleon led his army into Russia across the Neman River to defeat the Russians, but the attack ended up failing.
  • Battle of Leipzig

    The coalition armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria, and Sweden, led by Tsar Alexander I of Russia and Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg, decisively defeated the French army of Napoleon.
  • Napoleon is exiled to Elba

    Napoleon is exiled after he abdicates the throne under the Treaty of Fortainebleau.
  • Napoleon abdicates the thrown and Louis XVIII takes the throne

    Treaty of Fontainebleau has Napoleon give up the throne and Louis XVIII take it up.
  • Napoleon returns to Elba

    Napoleon returns to Elba
    After about a year of exile, Napoleon returns to Elba.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    A French defeat in Belgium against the Prussian and British armies in which it was the last defeat of Napoleon before his final exile.
  • Napoleon exiled to St. Helena

    Napoleon exiled to St. Helena
    After the defeat at the Battle of Waterloo Napoleon was exiled to St. Helena.
  • Napoleon dies

    Napoleon dies
    Napoleon died during his exile in St. Helena.