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French Revolution Timeline

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    The French Revolution Timeline

  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    The French Third Estate members took the Tennis Court Oath on June 20, 1789. Early on in the French Revolution, a vow known as the Tennis Court Oath was made. It was a significant revolutionary gesture that showed the notion that the people, not the king, should have political power. I believe that the tennis court oath was an important period of time since it showed people that they weren't unworthy, and could accomplish great things and guide their own lives.
  • Storming the Bastille

    Storming the Bastille
    On the afternoon of July 14,1789, revolutionaries stormed and took control of the medieval armory, castle, and political prison known as the Bastille in Paris, France. The Bastille served as a symbol of regal authority at the time in the heart of Paris. The storming of the Bastille served as a symbolic starting point for the French Revolution, which is why it is important, t signaled the beginning of reform and perhaps even revolt since it represented repression under the Old Regime.
  • Declaration of Man

    Declaration of Man
    A human civic rights statement from the French Revolution is The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. It was proclaimed by France's National Constituent Assembly in 1789. The declaration of man was important since it provided protection for multiple individual rights, and equal treatment before the law. In my opinion, this event was one of the most important events during the french revolution since it involved peoples lives and equality.
  • Women's March on Versailles

    Women's March on Versailles
    The Women's March on Versailles, also known as the October March, was a mob of about 7,000 Parisians headed by market women marching to the royal city of Versailles demanding bread and political reforms from the monarch. It destroyed the last traces of King Louis XVI's independence. it brought an end to France's absolute monarchy and established a brief constitutional monarchy. It was important event, It inspired the revolutionaries to believe in the individual's right to overthrow the monarch.
  • Civil Constitution of The Clergy

    Civil Constitution of The Clergy
    On July 12, 1790, during the French Revolution, a regulation known as the Civil Constitution of the Clergy was passed on. As a result, the Catholic Church in France was immediately surrendered to the French government. As workers of the government, all priests were expected to swear an oath of allegiance. This was a significant event because it led to a split in the French Church and turned many religious Catholics against the Revolution.
  • Escape of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette

    Escape of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
    The night of June 20–21, 1791, was when King Louis XVI of France, Queen Marie Antoinette, and members of their family made an unsuccessful attempt to flee Paris. They were only able to escape as far as the village of Varennes-en-Argonne. They were sentenced to death for weakening the king's image as a constitutional ruler. Their deaths marked the long-awaited end of France's unbroken 1,000-year reign of absolute monarchy and the nation's transition to democracy, making this event important.
  • Fall of Legislative Assembly

    Fall of Legislative Assembly
    This assembly referred to itself as the "National Assembly." They agreed to create a constitution that limited the king's powers & claimed sovereign authority over taxation. The Legislative Assembly failed to pass reforms during its brief existence since the people of Paris rose to take control of their government, replacing the Commune, which led to the Legislative Assembly's collapse. It was important because it acted as the basis of political discussion & the creation of revolutionary laws.
  • Monarchy Abolished

    Monarchy Abolished
    When bread became rarer in 1792, the Jacobins and other citizens attacked the Tuileries Palace and imprisoned the French royal family. It led to changes in the Constitution, and being a constitutional monarchy wasn't enough for the National Convention. They desired freedom. On September 21, 1792, they ended the monarchy and established a republic. It is important how during the revolt against the absolute oppressive State, people fought to establish democracy as the new form of government. 
  • France Declares War

    France Declares War
    In 1793, Following Louis XVI's execution, Britain withdrew the French minister. French troops then invaded Belgian territory, endangering both Dutch and British overland trade along the River Scheldt. Because of that, France declared war on Great Britain and the Dutch Republic on the first of February. This event was important because it intended to restructure the nature of government power and radically alter the relationship between the rulers and those they controlled.
  • The Reign of Terror Phase

    The Reign of Terror Phase
    There was a time of state-approved violence & massive executions known as the Reign of Terror. The revolutionary government of France authorized the arrest & execution of thousands of people from September 5, 1793, - July 27, 1794. Anyone who disagreed with Maximilian Robespierre's policies was executed. It was important for this event to occur due to, the french being freed from a monarchy destined to starve them to death & create tensions between everyone through the Reign of Terror.