French Revolution Time-line

  • The Meeting of the Estates General

    The Meeting of the Estates General
    When they met in the spring of 1793 the Estates Genral hadnt met for 175 years. At the meeting they wrote their grievances in notebooks that were then passed in. The met to vote and discuss on the rights and position of each state.
  • Creation of the National Assembly

    Creation of the National Assembly
    -The National Assembly had more representatives because they were the bulk of France's population
    -they refused te order of King Louis XIV keep the voting strcture the same
    -the king exercised his authority and locked them out of the meetng
    -the restricted the power of the king
    -the 3rd estate (National Assembly) met in a tennis court once locked and formed the Tennis Court Oath to write a constitution for France
    -the 3rd estate then later wrote it
  • The Storming of the Bastille

    The Storming of the Bastille
    -a mob of members from the 3rd estate traveled to the ancient prison on the aforementioned date looking to procure firearms
    -after a long and lengthy standoff the guards of the prison surrendered
    -immediately upon storming the prison the cut off the commanders head and paraded it around town on a stick
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

    Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
    -this document was created by the National Assembly
    -it laid out the basic principles of the French Revolution
    -did not apply to any women
    -basic and protected rights were named under this declaration
  • Execution of the King

    Execution of the King
    -1200 horsemen escorted the former king to his place of exection
    -revolutionaries cried out the phrase "Vive la Republique"
    -after being cut off Louis head was brought around the guillotine stage by the youngest guard
    -the revolutionaries showed outright disrespect and plain brutality
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    The French Revolution

  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    -this event in the French Rev. lasted from the aforementioned date to July 28, 1794
    -started with a fight b/t two parties and mass executions
    -an estimated 18,500 to 40,000 lives were claimed by this regime
  • Coup d' etat

    Coup d' etat
    -on this date Napoleon overthrew the French Dictators and put in place the French Consulate
    -to do this an army surrounded the directory legislature and forced its members to turn over power of the gov't to Napoleon
    -the title "Coup d'etat" means transfer of power
  • Creation of the National Assembly

    Creation of the National Assembly
    -the Legislative Assembly made the National Convention after the storming of the Tuileries
    -all men 21 years of age could vote and elected members held office for one year
    -created a revolutionary government
    -a democracy with a free voting system