Revolucion francesa

  • States General

    States General
    The convocation of the States General was a great political uproar, due to the decision of the voting system. The members of the third estate named themselves the National Assembly and undertook to write a constitution.
  • The oath of the ball game

    The oath of the ball game
    The oath of the ball game was a pledge of union, where more than 577 deputies from the third estate vowed not to secede until they gave France a new constitution.
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    National Constituent Assembly

  • Assault on the Bastille

    Assault on the Bastille
    The people of Paris supported their representatives and stormed the Bastille fortress. After four hours of fighting, the rebels took the prison, killing its governor Bernard de Launay. Only four prisoners were released. At the town hall, the crowd accused the mayor Jacques de Flesselles of treason, who was killed by a bullet. His head was cut off, stuck on a pike, and manifested in the city.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

    Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
    The Assembly published the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, in part drawing inspiration from the United States Declaration of Independence and establishing the principle of liberty, equality, and fraternity.
  • The Assembly confiscated all church property

  • Religious orders and monasteries were dissolved, while monks and nuns were encouraged to return to private life.

  • The Civil Constitution of the Clergy made them employees of the State

    The Civil Constitution of the Clergy made them employees of the State
  • Escape from Varennes

    Escape from Varennes
    On June 20, Louis XVI fled with his family. However, the next day he allowed himself to be seen and was arrested at Varennes by a town officer and returned to Paris under guard escort.
  • First constitution of France

    First constitution of France
    On September 3, the first constitution in the history of France was approved. In this new judicial organization, the king only had the executive power and the right to veto the laws approved by the Legislative Assembly. The Assembly removed all trade barriers and former mercantile corporations.
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    The Legislative Assembly

  • Assault to the Tullerias Palace

    Assault to the Tullerias Palace
    The masses stormed the Tuillerias Palace and the Legislative Assembly suspended the king's constitutional functions. The Assembly ended up calling elections to set up a new parliament that would receive the name of Convention.
  • First french republic

    First french republic
    The newly elected Parliament revoked the monarchy and proclaimed the republic. He also created a new calendar, according to which the year 1792 would become the year 1 of his new era.
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  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    A new Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was drawn up, and a new democratic constitution that recognized universal suffrage. The Committee of Public Safety fell under the command of Robespierre and the Jacobins unleashed the Reign of Terror. More than 10,000 people were guillotined on charges of counterrevolutionary activities.
  • Execution of Louis XVI

    Execution of Louis XVI
    The Imperial Armies and Prussia threatened to invade France if the population resisted the restoration of the monarchy. This caused Louis XVI to be seen as a conspirator. On January 21, 1793, the king was publicly executed by guillotine, which again ignited the war with other European countries.
  • Execution of Robespierre

    Execution of Robespierre
    Another popular revolt against Robespierre occurred. The people, on the other hand, rebel against Robespierre's bourgeois condition. The members of the Convention succeeded in overthrowing and executing Robespierre along with other leaders of the Committee of Public Safety.
  • Thermidor strike

    Thermidor strike
    The Convention ends, initiating a period of reaction against the revolutionary government policy. This occurs after the fall of Robespierre on the guillotine. Finally, the period of the French Republic and the rule of the Jacobins ended
  • Year III Constitution

    Year III Constitution
    The Convention approved a new constitution, called the Year III Constitution, which gave executive power to a Directory. Legislative power would be exercised by a bicameral assembly, made up of the Council of Elders and the Council of Five Hundred. This Constitution abolished universal male suffrage and restored census suffrage.
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  • Napoleon's coup

    Napoleon's coup
    The new Constitution found hostility from monarchist and Jacobin groups. There were different revolts that were suppressed by the army. All this motivated that on November 9, 1799, General Napoleon Bonaparte carried out a coup, installing the Consulate.
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  • Napoleon declared himself consul for life

    Napoleon imposed the approval of a senate consult, which made him consul for life, with the right to designate his successor.
  • France becomes an empire

    Senate consult proclaimed the First Empire and the end of the First Republic, ending with the French Revolution.
  • Napoleon as Emperor of the French

    Napoleon was consecrated emperor by Pope Pius VII, in the Paris cathedral, crowning himself as such in a lavish ceremony.
  • Napoleon is defeated

    The French army, commanded by Napoleon Bonaparte, was defeated by the British and Prussian armies in the Waterloo War. The defeat ended the 23-year war between France and the allied European states.