French Revolution Key Events - AP Euro

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  • Accession of Louis XVI

    Accession of Louis XVI
    Louis Auguste ascended to the throne as Louis XVI of France. Personal accounts record that at his age he was immature and lacked the self confidence of a king.
  • American Deceleration of Independence

    American Deceleration of Independence
    With this essentially break up letter to Great Britain, America severed its political connections to Britain. This allowed the American colonies to become politically independent and prevent the reign of a monarch over their government. This inspired other revolutions to transpire such as the French Revolution.
  • War of the 2nd Coalition

    Conflict between France and a European coalition, primarily consisting of Russia, Austria and Great Britain. French victory secured the strong position of France and Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • Meeting of the Estates General

    Meeting of the Estates General
    Meeting of the Estates General called by Louis XVI, the first to be called since 1614, brought the "representation" from all three estates to discuss the financial issues of France. Helped to contribute to the upcoming of the revolution within France.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    A revolutionary act that displayed the belief that political authority came from the nation's people and not from the monarchy. Established precedence for the third estate to accomplish fair representation within the government.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    Attack on the government of France to signal the start of the revolution by the people. The Bastille was raided for anything that may have been of use for the people of France.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen adopted

    A human civil rights document from the French Revolution. Explained a list of rights, such as freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and separation of powers
  • Declaration of Pillnitz

    A statement that was issued by Austria and Prussia in attempt to stall a large scale European war as a result of the European revolution.
  • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    Work of Feminist philosophy by Mary Wollstonecraft. Rational arguments to respond to other political theorists of the 18th century who believed that women should not have a proper and rational education.
  • Creation of the Republic

    With the abolishment of the French monarchy as well as the endings of the French Revolution the republic was founded as the system of government and would become corrupt like everything else
  • Sans-culottes

    The working class political party of France during the 18th century that also developed into a label for the more militant supporters of the revolution.
  • Committee of Public Safety

    Dictatorial system of government that was in place during the Reign of Terror. Would use fear and power to rule France
  • Execution of Louis XVI

    Bye bye monarch
  • Marie Antoinette executed

    Bye bye monarch's wife who could be defended as she was mainly just doing nothing and barely even knew of what most of France was like, i think
  • Thermidorian Reaction

    Counter-revolution against the values of the Reign of Terror and the political sanction behind Robespierre. Attempted to restore some of the political, social and economic values of pre-revolutionary France
  • Robespierre executed

    Bye bye Reign of terror
  • Coup d’etat

    Allowed Napoleon to fully capitalize on the French Revolution and take over as an enlightened, absolutist ruler.
  • Concordat of 1801

  • Napoleonic Code

    French civil code established under Napoleon. Made the authority of men over the family stronger, established religious tolerance, and virtually gave no rights to women.
  • Confederation of the Rhine

    Was a confederation of client states of the First French Empire. Formed initially from sixteen German states by Napoleon after he defeated Austria and Russia at the Battle of Austerlitz.
  • Continental System

    In the Napoleonic wars, the blockade designed by Napoleon to paralyze Great Britain through the destruction of British commerce.
  • Treaty of Tilsit

    Two agreements signed by Napoleon I of France in the town of Tilsit in the aftermath of his victory at Fried land.
  • Russian Campaign

    French invasion of Russia
    Began on 24 June 1812 when Napoleon's Grande Armée crossed the Neman River in an attempt to engage and defeat the Russian Army.
  • 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.
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    National Assembly

    Assembly formed by the representatives of the Third Estate that would prove to be revolutionary. Sort of an established legislature
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    Women’s March on Versailles

    Women want bread for their families and themselves
    They say enough is enough
    They march up to Versailles
    They demand their freakin bread
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    Paris Commune

    Government during the French Revolution that ruled
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    September Massacres

    A large amount of killings in Paris and other cities that occurred from 2–6 September 1792 during the French Revolution
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    Reign of Terror/Robespierre

    Period after the establishment of the First republic in France in which multiple massacres and public executions occurred