French Revolution Timeline

  • King Louis XVI rose to power

    King Louis XVI is now in rule of france.
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    French Revolution

  • France declares war on british

    France declared war on British aiding the united states with soldiers and supplies
  • Estates-General

    an assembly of representatives from all three estates to aprove a new tax in Versailles.
  • National Assembly

    The delegates of the Third Estate agreed to Sieye's idea by majority. National Assembly passed laws and reforms in the name of the French people.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    The third estate delegates found themselves locked out of their meeting room, so they broke down the door of an indoor tennis court and drew up their new constituiton there.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    a mob searching for gunpowder and arms stormed the Bastille, a Paris prison. This act became a great symbolic act of revolution to the French people.
  • Great Fear

    The beginning of the Great Fear rolled in to france and it was a wave of sensless panic. Peasants became outlaws and stormed noble's houses
  • King louis tries to flee France

    King Louis and the royal family make an attempt to flee france to austrian netherlands.
  • King louis accepts new constituiton

    King louis XVI accepte the national assembly's new constitiuiton for France which created a limited constituitonal monarchy.
  • France declares war on Austria and Prussia

    France didn't like what was going on and decided to declare war.
  • National Convention governmetn adopted in France

    The legislative assembly was set aside and called for a new legislature, the new body went into office september 21.
  • King Louis XVI put on trial

    King Louis XVI role of king was reduced to citizen and prisioner and guided by radical Jacobins he was tried for treason.
  • King Louis XVI executed

    King Louis XVI was guilty of treason and by a very close vote was sentenced to death.
  • Robespierre became leader of public safety

    Robespierre is elected leader, and governed france virtually a dictator.
  • Robespierre executed

    Members of the national convention turned on him and demanded his arrest and execution, this ended the reign of terror.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte takes title first consul

    Napoleon take the leadership role of first consul and assumed powers of a dictator