French revolution

The French Revolution

  • Meeting of the Estates General

    King Louis XVI calls the estates General for the first time in 100 years to vote on land taxes.
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    The French Revolution

  • Third Estate

    The Third estate is angry with the King for locking them out of Versailles after they hear of the First and Second estates being able to over rule theeir vote, even though the Third Estate is about 90% of the people of Paris. they declared themselves the National Essembly.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    This was an oath taken by the National Assembly upon their creation. They swore to meet everyday until a constitution was draughted.
  • National Assembly Declaration

    The National Assembly passed a declaration stating that any attempt to arrest a member during a meeting was an act of treason
  • Meeting

    King Louis ordered the Nobility (First Estate) to meet with the National Assembly.
  • Attack on the Bastille

    A mob of the National Assembly attack and raid the Bastille Prison, they freed 7 inmates and collected gun powder for the rifles they stole from the military.
  • Aristocrats Loose Priviledges

    The National Assembly end all the special priviledges of the French Aristocracy.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    The Declaration of the Rights of Man was draughed and signed on this day. It expressed the goals of the Revolution which was ultimately freedom.
  • The March of the Women

    On this day 7000 women and a few men left paris and marched to the Versailles palace to bring The Royal Family back to Paris.
  • National Assembly Solves Debt Problem

    Now that King Louis no loner held power over France the National Assembly took Frances Debt into it's own hands and decided to sell Church property to pay off these debts
  • Democracy in the Church

    The National Assembly decided they hould be able to vote in a new priest or bishop when a vacancy occured.
  • The Royal Family Escapes

    The Royal Family fears for their lives and decide to escape their Tuilerius Palace prison but they are caught in Varennes and brought back to Paris.
  • War with Austria

    The King agreed to declare on War on Austria.
  • The Kings Death

    King Louis XVI was executed on the Guillotine.
  • The Queens Death

    Marie-Antoinette was executed on the Guillotine.
  • Robespierre

    Robespierre is arrested and attempts suicide by putting a bullet on his jaw. He survives and is then executed on the Guillotine.