The French Revolution

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  • Louis XVI crowned king

    Louis XVI crowned king
    Louis XVI was crowned king. Louis XVI became the heir to the throne and the last Bourbon king of France upon his father's death in 1765.
  • American Revolution Begins

    American Revolution Begins
    The American Revolution was a colonial revolt that took place between 1765 and 1783. The American Patriots in the Thirteen Colonies won independence from Great Britain, becoming the United States of America.
  • Assemble of the Estate General

    Assemble of the Estate General
    In France under the Old Regime, the Estates General or States-General was a legislative and consultative assembly of the different classes of French subjects.( The third did not get the vote even they were the majority of France).
  • The forming of the National Assembly

    The forming of the National Assembly
    It was a revolutionary assembly formed by the representatives of the Third Estate of the Estates-General.They thought that the 1st and 2nd were not qualified to have a control a nation.
  • Tennis oath court

    Tennis oath court
    On June 20th, 1789, the members of the French Estates-General for the Third Estate, who had begun to call themselves the National Assembly, took the Tennis Court Oath , vowing "not to separate, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established".
  • The French Revolution

    The French Revolution
    The ideas of the enlightenment and French participation in the American Revolution influenced the French people to vie their gov in new ways. tey overthrow the absolute monarchy, and a new government was established.
  • The Storming of Bastille

    The Storming of Bastille
    A state prison on the east side of Paris, known as the Bastille, was attacked by an angry and aggressive mob. The prison had become a symbol of the monarchy's dictatorial rule, and the event became one of the defining moments in the Revolution that followed.
  • French Women force Louis XVI to leave Versailles

    French Women force Louis XVI to leave Versailles
    This was also known as the MARCH ON VERSAILLES.ti started with the women in the marketplace complaining about the scarcity of bread. Their demonstrations quickly became intertwined with the activities of revolutionaries, who were seeking liberal political reforms and a constitutional monarchy for France. Hense making it hard for the king to live in Versailles, making him leave.
  • Declaration of war against Austria

    Declaration of war against Austria
    Revolutionaries wanted war because they thought war would unify the country, and had a genuine desire to spread the ideas of the Revolution to all of Europe. The Legislative Assembly declared war on Austria.
  • The National Convention

    The National Convention
    It was the second government of the French Revolution, following the two-year National Constituent Assembly and the one-year Legislative Assembly. The Convention came about when the Legislative Assembly, which had found it impossible to work with the king, decreed the provisional suspension of King Louis XVI and the convocation of a National Convention to draw up a new constitution with no monarchy.
  • King Louis XVI is executed

    King Louis XVI is executed
    King Louis XVI, King of France was executed for trying to let other countries to take over France so that the Revolution could be over and the absolute monarchy would take over France again. He was later arrested by the san calotte and imprisoned, leading to his execution.
  • The Reign of Terror

    The Reign of Terror
    The reign of terror is the time period during the French Revolution after the execution of King Louis XVI was executed. The poeple who were suspected to be a traitor and supported the king was killed by the guillotine.
  • The Thermidorian Reaction

    The Thermidorian Reaction
    the French politician Maximilien Robespierre was denounced by members of the National Convention as "a tyrant", leading to Robespierre.When Robespierre and other radical revolutionaries came under concerted attack in the National Convention. Thermidorian Reaction also refers to the remaining period until the National Convention was superseded by the Directory
  • The Directory

    The Directory
    The Directory was a five-member committee which governed France from 1795, when it replaced the Committee of Public Safety, until it was overthrown by Napoleon Bonaparte in the Coup of 18 Brumaire and replaced by the French Consulate. It gave its name to the final four years of the French Revolution.
  • Napoleon takes power

    Napoleon takes power
    After the fall of the directory, Napoleon took over France, he was a good leader and made himself the first console. He then later made himself Emperor of France.
  • The invasion of Russia

    The invasion of Russia
    Napoleon had already controlled 3/4 of Europe except for England. Out of Frustration he got his troops and went to Russia. he was able to get parts of the country, but when it got to the month of November, December, his troops got exposed to the cold weather and many died which made him have to fall back.
  • The battle of Waterloo

    The battle of Waterloo
    The Battle of Waterloo was fought near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. A French army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by two of the armies of the Seventh Coalition: a British-led Allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington, and a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Prince of Wahlstatt.