The French Revolution

  • Fall of Bastille

    Fall of Bastille
    The increased mob activity in Paris had resulted in the formation of a permanent committee to keep order. This organized popular force broke into a royal armory and collected arms and then stormed the Bastille, incited by a rousing speech delivered by Camille Desmoulins.
  • Great Fear

    Great Fear
    This was a period of panic by peasants of an “aristocratic conspiracy” by the king and the privileged to overthrow the Third Estate
  • The Declaration Of The Rights Of Men

    The Declaration Of The Rights Of Men
    a document that guaranteed due process in judicial matters and established sovereignty among the French people.
  • Women's March to Versailles

    Women's March to Versailles
    The Women's March to Versailles was when a crowd of women demanded to see the baker and the baker's wife. They were demanding bread for their families.
  • Civil Constitution Of the Clergy

    Civil Constitution Of the Clergy
    a decree by the National Assembly that established a national church system with elected clergy
  • Constitution of 1791

    Constitution of 1791
    On the day of the Tennis Court Oath, the National Assembly had declared that it would not split up until a new constitution had been created for France. They completed their task in 1791. The new constitution created by these moderate revolutionaries declared France to be a constitutional monarchy.
  • The Royal Escape

    The Royal Escape
    The Royal Escape was with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. They failed to flee Paris. They were under risks of physical violence and Louis did not want to lose his reign of an absolute monarch.
  • Declaration of Pilnitz

    Declaration of Pilnitz
    In 1791, Leopold II of Austria and Frederick William II of Prussia made a public declaration of their intent to invade France if the power of French king Louis XVI was threatened by revolutionary forces. The declaration was made at the Saxon castle of Pilnitz
  • Invasion of Spain

    Invasion of Spain
    It triggered independence movements that tore about just about most of the empire.
  • creation of national convention

    creation of national convention
    It held executive power in France during the first years of the French First Republic
  • Execution of King Louis XVI

    Execution of King Louis XVI
    The National Convention condemned him to death on January 20, 1793. The next day, he was on a 2 hour carriage ride to his place of execution.
  • Death of Robespierre & End the Terror

    After the death of Louis XVI, the Reign of Terror began. The guillotine was used during this reign. It was designed for the decapitating of citizens. Marie Antoinette was the first victim.
  • Reign Of Terror Begins

    Reign Of Terror Begins
    this was a wave of executions of enemies of the state.
  • Constitution of 1795

    Constitution of 1795
    The Constitution of 1795 established a liberal republic with a franchise based on the payment of taxes, similar to the Constitution of 1791; a bicameral legislature to slow down the legislative process.
  • Creation Of Directory

    the French Revolutionary government set up by the Constitution of the Year III, which lasted four years, from November 1795 to November 1799.
  • Concordat of 1801

    Concordat of 1801
    The concordat of 1801 was an agreement between Napoleon Bonaparte and Pope Pius VII that set up the Roman Catholic Church in France.
  • Battle of Trafalgar

    Battle of Trafalgar
    this was a sea battle fought between the British Royal Navy and the combined fleets of the French Navy and Spanish Navy
  • invasion of russia

    invasion of russia
    It was a turning point in the Napoleonic Wars. It lessened the French and allied invasion forces and triggered a major shift in European politics as it dramatically weakened French hegemony in Europe
  • Exile to Elba

    Exile to Elba
    The exile to Elba Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of France and one of the greatest military leaders in history, hands over the throne, and, in the Treaty of Fontainebleau, is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba.
  • A hundred days

    A hundred days
    marked the period between Emperor Napoleon I of France's return from exile on Elba to Paris on 20 March 1815 and the second restoration of King Louis XVIII on 8 July 1815
  • Battle of Waterloo

    Battle of Waterloo
    The battle of Waterloo is when the forces of the French Empire under the leadership of Michael Ney and Napoleon Bonaparte were defeated by the Seventh Coalition and a Prussian Army,