LS-French Revolution

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    French Revolution

  • Louis calls the Estates-General

    Louis XVI calls a meeting of the Estates General. It is the first meeting in 175 years. Louis is desperate for money to fund his expensive life style, so he tries to tax nobles, which causes problems for him. As as result, he is forced to call this meeting.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    The 3rd Estate( calls themselves the "National Assembly") propeses that all three estates meet together to discuss things, however the 1st and 2nd estates do not like their proposal so, when they show up to their meeting room, they find themselves locked out. They break into a near by tenniscourt and refuse to leave until a new constitution is written. They suceed.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    A mob storms a Parisean prison in search of gunpowder for their many stolen weapons. They tear down the Bastille brick by brick. This symbolizes the beginning of the Revolution.
  • Declaration of Rights of Man

    The Declaration of Rights of Man states that all men have eaqual rights. It also demands freedom of press. The National Assembly believed that ignoring the rights of man was the major problem in France.
  • March to Versailles

    The citizens of France are mad that the royal family does not live in Paris, but they live outside of the city, and cannot see the hardships the people are facing. This forces the people to tak eaction. They march to Versailles, and strom the castle. Women, called Poissard's break into the castle and try to hunt down Marie. They kill all in their way.
  • Robespierre comes to power

    The National Convention establishes a branch of government called the Committee for Pulic Saftey. Robespierre becomes leader of group, but his role soon turns into a dictatorship. This leads into the period know as the "Reign of Terror."
  • Louis's Trial

    Louis is thrown in jail, and then is tried as a citizen. He got the same punishment as any other criminal. He was beheaded at 10:22 am on January 16, 1792.
  • Attack on Prisons

    Many people were convicted of treason and thrown into jail. Some Revolutionists began to carry out their own trials. Most of which ended in a beheading. In a matter of days, over 1600 were dead. And still more were being tried.