New Revolutions

  • Declaration of Independence (Political)

    The American Declaration summarized the colonists’ motivations for seeking their independence. By declaring themselves an independent nation.
  • Fixing Taxes (Economic)

    Napoleon realized there was a problem, therefore he fixed the taxes between the three estates.
  • Meeting of the estates-general (Economic)

    All three estates met to talk about problems and vote.
  • Tennis Court Oath (Social)

    An act of defiance by the representatives of the Third Estate at the beginning of the French Revolution.
  • National Assembly (Political)

    Towards the end of monarchy and the beginning of the representative government, it was voted establishing the National Assembly.
  • Storming the Bastille (Political)

    The Storming of the Bastille was the incident that marked the start of the French Revolution when Parisian peasants, after years of abuse by the monarchy, overwhelmed soldiers guarding the arsenal on July 14, 1789
  • Nobleman (Social)

    Make a speech for the love of liberty and equality.
  • Feudalism is abolished (Political)

    Sweeping away both the seigneurial rights of the Second Estate (the nobility) and the tithes gathered by the First Estate (the Roman Catholic clergy).
  • National Assembly of France (Social)

    The Declaration of the Rights or Man and of the Citizen is approved by the National Assembly of France.
  • Olympe de Gouge (Social)

    Wrote the Declaration of the Rights of Women and the Female Citizen.
  • Completed New Constitution (Economic)

    National Assembly completes new constitution which created a constitutional monarchy, or limited monarchy, for France.
  • France Declares war on Austria (Military)

    They worried that Austria would attempt to re-instate King Louis XVI on the throne and felt that they had to act to defend their new republic.
  • Guillotine (Technological)

    A large wooden frame housing a heavy metal blade between two upright guides. When lifted and released, the blade falls freely to behead prisoners. Thought to be a equal and painless death.
  • Execution of Louis XVI (Political)

    National Assembly declared France republic ansd Louis XVI was inconvenient so they guillotined him.
  • Execution of Robespierre (Social)

    He went too far with his revolutionary ideas. He killed thousands of people, sending them to the guillotine.
  • Coup D'etat (Diplomatic)

    (A force to transfer of power), Armed supporters of Napoleon forced members to turn the government over to Napoleon.
  • Selling Louisiana (Political)

    France sold Lousiana to the United States.
  • Napoleon 1 (Political)

    Napoleon became Emperor of France, also established a new system of French law called Napolenonic Code.
  • Napoleon Invaded Russia (Military)

    Napoleon Invaded Russia since he defeated all other nation states in Europe, Russia was the only remaining threat.
  • Emancipation Proclamation (Cultural)

    Granted freedom to thousands of slaves and was interpreted as a commitment to the cause.