RH - French Revolution

  • Louis calls the Estates-General

    In May of 1789 Louis was forced to call a meeting of the Estates-General. The 3rd estate was starting a revolution in order to gain equal rights for all people. It had been roughly 175 years since the last time that the Estates-General had been called into a meeting.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    In June of 1789 the citizens who wished for change found themselfs locked out of the place where they were supposed to debate. So in reaction to that they went to a tennis court and vowed to stay there till the laws they wanted were passed. They ended up creating a brand new constitution.
    (side note: very similar to the "Occupy Wallstreet" protest occuring in 2011, America)
  • Storming of the Bastille

    People of the rebellion collected lots of guns and they needed gun-powder for their guns. They stormed the bastille so that they could get gun powder. The people charge in and slaughter the guards who stand in their way. This represents a part in the rebellion where things start to get out of hand.
  • Declaration of the rights of man

    On August 26 1789 the National Assembly of France Approved the Declaration of the Rights of Man. The Declaration of the rights of man gave all men freedom, to a limited extent. Such laws were represented to provide a new peace and freedom upon France and its people. Freedom of press, Freedom to rebell, Freedom of speach: to name a few examples.
  • March to Versailles

    On october 5th, 1789 a large group of "Fisher Women" came together and protested for their rights. These women later knocked down the doors to where the queen was residing and they ran in and killed the guards. They then proceded into the queens room and they ripped her bed to shreads. It is predicted that had the queen not fled in time they may have ripped her to shreads instead. There was a group of Marats followers who joined these women in the March to Versailles.
  • Attacks on prisons

    In september of 1792 there was a series of attacks upon various prisons. These attacks included rapes, brutalization, an in general, a massacre. Roughly 71000 people died as a result of this. The attacks on the prisons represents that the revolution had gotten way out of hand and that the people would need a great leader to stear them away from their path.
  • Louis's Trial

    Louis was tried with treason because he was suspected to have betrayed his country. His resulting punishment was to be killed by the guillotine. Some people wished for him to be killed while others did not wish for him to die. Louis's trial represents when the people of France take control over the government and they punish those with wrong doings based on a jural system.
  • Robespierre comes to power

    In July of 1793 Maximilien Robespierre came into power. He was called the "incorruptable". He was highly respected by the people of the revolution. He called for peace and for the Death Pelalty to be over. He later made use of the guillotine on those who rebelled against the rebellion.
  • The Terror

    The terror was a period of time in which a violent repression occured. If there was a slight suspision of going against the revolution then they would be executed. The police would evesdrop upon peoples private conversations so that they may execute those suspicted of treason against the revolution. This event shows the people's paranoia growing and people wanting to make "good" use of the guillotine.
  • Robespierre killed

    Robespierre gets execued soon after he begins to go crazy. He attempts to create his own religion. Before his execution he was suspected to have attempted suicide by shooting himself in the jaw. This prevented him from speaking his last words. This marks the end of the period of time known as "The Terror".