French, American, and Industrial Revolutions Timeline

  • Montesquieu Writes "The Spirit of the Laws"

    Montesquieu expresses his views of Seperation of Powers in his novel.
  • Rousseau Writes "The Social Contract"

    Rousseau expresses his views of worldly corruption and revolutionary acts in his novel, "The Social Contract".
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    In the Battle of Bunker Hill, the British forces drive the Americans from Breed's Hill.
  • Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence was proof that the thirteen colonies were now apart from the Biritsh Empire and independent.
  • Reveillon Riot

    The Reveillon Riot was directed towards the Reveillon Factory becuase of the rumors of decreased wages about to take place.
  • Meeting of the Estates General

    In May of 1789, the Estates General met to discuss the equality of each social class regarding tax payments.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    A large number of the Third Estate protested that they would not make tax payments unless a Constitution was created.
  • Fall of the Bastille

    In the Fall of the Bastille, angry Parisians attacked the prisoners being housed on Bastille as a way to let out their frustration of Louis XVI's reign.
  • Olympe de Gouge- Declaration of Rights of Women and the Female Citizen

    Olympe de Gouge was a strong female activist who's main goal was to earn equality and more rights for women.
  • Louis XVI and Family Attempt to Leave France

    Louis XVI and his family try to escape the corrupted revolutionary acts of the time by escaping France and eventually getting caught.
  • Rise of Legislative Assembly

    The Constituion the Third Estate had requested came into play forming a new Legislative Assembly to contribute to new political and social ideas.
  • Louis XVI is Executed

    The country of France decided that Louis XVI was a weak leader and not necessary for the organization of their country, so they put him under the guillotine for death.
  • Reign of Terror Begins

    Robespierre begins his rule as king of France.
  • Napoleon Invades Russia

    Napoleon's goal in the Invasion of Russia was to liberate Poland from the threat of Russia.
  • The Panic of 1819

    The American economy went through a decline by obtaining mass bank failures, unemployment increases, and downturn in agriculture.
  • Labor Strikes Begin for Higher Wages

    The working class begins labor strikes demanding higer wages and better working conditions.
  • Cyrus McCormick Invents Mechanical Reaper

    The Mechanical Reaper was a major advancement in the Industrial Revolution harvesting a great amount of grain.
  • Panic of 1837

    Banks begin to fail and close; workers lose jobs under Martin Van Buren's presidency.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by Abraham Lincoln, was a proclamation saying that all slaves are now free.
  • Rospierre is Executed

    The citizens of France greatly opposed Rospierre because of his act of being a ruthless, selfish tyrant.