The Estates-General Conviened in the Grands Salles des Menus-Plaisirs in Versailles on May 5th 1789. They Opened with a three hour speech which demanded that the verification of deputies' credentials be required by all deputies rather than done by the state.
Third Estate Declares itself the National Assembly
Abbé Sieyès moved that the Third Estate be varified of its own powers and invite the other two states to join them but not wait for them
Storming Of the Bastille
The people thought that the king was going to shut down the National assembly so they decided to attack the Batille prisons. They Killed Many People Including the Governor of the prison, Bernard de Launay, and put his head on a stick.
Decloration Of the Rights of Man and Citizen issued
It is one of the most important documents in the french revolution. This paper explains a list of rights. All men have these rights. It also talks about some rights many people have together.
Louis XVI executed
The National Convention voted and found Louis XVI guilty of conspiracy against the public liberty and the general safety.He was executed using the guillotine.
Maximilien Robespierre assumes leadership of the Commitee of Public Safety
It was the most powerful group in France. This group and Robespierre were in charge of the Terror. Robespierre believed that if people were afraid the revolution would go better
Robespierre is Guillotined
Robespierre was guillotined without trial in the Place de la Révolution. Robespierre was guillotined face-up. When clearing Robespierre's neck the executioner tore off the bandage that was holding his shattered jaw in place, producing an agonised scream until the fall of the blade silenced him.
Napoleon Bonaparte seizes Power
Napoleon Bonaparte set up a new government called the Consulate with him in power. This led to him becoming the dictator and Emperor of france.
Napoleon is defeated by the British at the Battle of Waterloo
France soon ruled over an empire that stretched over most of Europe The only country that still defied him was Great Britain, whose fleet of Royal Navy ships made invasion impossible