The French Revolution By Alex Werner May 5, 1789 The Estates-General Convenes This is when the 3rd estate had a say in the government finances and can try to repair the dissolving government. Jul 9, 1789 The Third Estate Declares Itself The National Assembly This is when the thrid class forms a means of having a say in the changing french government. They now have a powerful word in the government. Jul 14, 1789 Storming Of The Bastille The angered citizens stormed the bastille, searching for gunpowder and weapons which would later be used in the french revolution. Aug 26, 1789 Declaration Of The Rights Of Man And Citizen issued The third estate published a document stating the rights of the french people. It is simular to the American Constitution that was recently created. Jan 21, 1793 Louis XVI Executed The third estate found King Louis The XVI guilty of treason and sentanced him to death by the guillotine. Jul 27, 1793 Maximilien Robespierre Assumes Leadership Of The Committee Of Public Safety Robespierre assumed leadership of the new committee of Public Safety and led france through a turbulent time "The Reign Of Terror". Jul 28, 1794 Robespierre Is Guillotined Robespierre apeared infront of the convention with a 2 hour long speech stating that most of the convention was against the revolution. 2 days later, he was arrested and executed. Nov 9, 1799 Napoleon Bonaparte Siezes Power Napoleon siezed power after many of the great leaders of the revolution were murdered or executed. He was a able army commander and many saw him as the answer to their government problems. Jun 18, 1815 Napoleon Is Defeated By The British At The Battle Of Waterloo Napoleon surrendered to the british at the Battle Of Waterloo and began the 100 return from exile. The french people saw him as a discrace and ended his rule as the leader of France.