the french recolution

  • king louis the 16th gets married to Marie Antoinette

    king louis the 16th gets married to Marie Antoinette
    king louis the 16th and Marie Antoinette gets married. they were married by the proxy in the Augustine Church in Vienna. Marie Antoinette left for France two days later. She crossed the border into France on May 7, 1770.On May 16, 1770, their French wedding was held at Versailles in the Chapel Royal.
  • king louis the 16th becomes king

    king louis the 16th becomes king
    king louis the 16th was twenty years old when he became king.king louis the 16th became king becuse his father died. king louis the 16th began his rein under good auspices with turgot. turgot was the greatest living french statesman in charge of the disorganized finances. but in less than two years he had yielded to the demand of the vested interests attacked by turgots reforms.
  • the tennis court oath

    the tennis court oath
    the tennis court oath was a result of the growing discontent of the third estate in france. the deputies of the third estate were coming together for a meeting to discuss the reforms proposed by necker, the prime minister. rhese reforms called for the meeting of all the estates together and to hold a vote by head instead of by estate. this would have given the third estate at least nominally a stronger voice in the estates general.
  • the national assembly

    the national assembly
    The estates general had been called in may of 1789 to deal with france's financial promptly fell to squabbling over its own structure. Its members had been elected to represent the estates of the realm.the third estate had been granted double representation.but their double representation was to be meaningless in terms of power.
  • The people of Paris stormed Bastille.

    The people of Paris stormed Bastille.
    the people who stormed the bastille wanted to free the prisoners. the bastille held numerous prisoners when it fell. most of its prisoners were innocent victims of arbitrary power. the bastille was the worst prison in france. It was the last bastion of arbitrary tyranny.
  • the bastille being attacked

    the bastille being attacked
    A huge bloodthirsty mob marched to the Bastille searching for gun powder and prisoners that had been taken by the unpopular and detested King. even elements of the newly formed national guard were present at the assault. the flying rumors of attacks from the government and the biting truth of starvation were just too much for the angry crowds.the bastille had been prepared for over a week. anticipating about a hundred angry subjects and along the thick rock walls of the gargantuan fortress.
  • the declaration of the rights of man

    the declaration of the rights of man
    the representatives of the french people, organized in national assembly. considering that ignorance forgetfulness or contempt of the rights of man are the sole causes of public miseries and the corruption of governments. being ever present to all the members of the social body may unceasingly remind them of their rights and duties. in order that the acts of the legislative power and those of the executive power may at each moment be compared with the aim and of every political institution.
  • Paris women invaded Versailles

    Paris women invaded Versailles
    a few months after the storming of the bastille, a large crowd of women complained about the price of bread and other necessities. they forced their way into the building and threatened to set fire to the official of the vanquishers of the bastille stanislas maillard arrived and attempt to persuade the women to meet with the council to discuss their grievances. the crowd of women sang about how they would remove King Louis 16 from the foreign influences of the court.
  • royal family try to escape

    royal family try to escape
    king louis the 16th his wife marie antoinette and their children disguised themselves as commoners and attempted to flee france for austria. king louis was planning on joining anti revolution royalist forces.they were almost to the austrian border when they were stopped in the town of varennes and brought back to paris. this action stunned the french people and confirmed their decreasing support in their king. he was now more a prisoner to the revolution than ever.
  • france going to war with austria and prussia

    france going to war with austria and prussia
    the politics of the period inevitably drove france towards war with austria and its allies. the king the feuillants and the girondins specifically wanted to wage war. the king expected war would increase his personal popularity.he also foresaw an opportunity to exploit any defeat. the girondins wanted to export the revolution throughout europe and by extension to defend the revolution within france.
  • France declared war on Austria

    France declared war on Austria
    they declared war in the name of the french nation in defence of liberty. it began the first war of the peoples in the modern world. only 7 deputies voted against the war. the conflict lasted nine years and france lost 1.4 million inhabitants. there are many contributing factors to the war.
  • king louis the 16ths exicution

    king louis the 16ths exicution
    the ntional cnvention condemned king louis the 16th to death. his execution scheduled for the next day. king louis spent that day saying goodbye to his wife and chidren. the following day was cold and wet. at 8 o'clock a gaurd of 1200 hrsman arrived to escort the former king to the exicution.
  • reign of terror

    reign of terror
    caught up in civil and foreign war the revolutionary government decided to make Terror the order of the day. In paris a wave of executions followed. In the provinces representatives on mission and surveillance committees instituted local terrors. the terror had an economic side embodied in the maximum a price control measure.
  • Robespierre was beheaded

    Robespierre was beheaded
    the darling of the french revolution had a spectacular fall from grace today in 1794.the French craved change.sick of the aristos having everything and the working classes nothing. there was an air of discontent, robespierre took the backlash to such extraordinary lengths that even his once supporters turned on him. he was a key exponent of the gruesome reign of terror.
  • napoleon becoming the french leader

    napoleon becoming the french leader
    napoleon bonaparte functioned as effective ruler of france beginning in 1799. he also conquered and ruled over much of western and central europe. he was the first ruler of the bonaparte dynasty. napoleon was one of the so called enlightened monarchs. napoleon initially considered himself a foreigner and an outsider.