French revolution

The French Revolution

  • National Assembly

    National Assembly
    A French congress established by representatives of the Third Estate on June 17, 1789, to enact laws and reforms in the name of the French people; Want constitution.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    A vow by members of the 3rd estate not to disband until a constitution was written.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    The French people stormed a prison to get arms, the first step in the French Revolution.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

    Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
    The new constitution that the National Assembly wrote that gave all citizens free expression of thoughts and opinions and guaranteed equality before the law.
  • Woman's March

    Woman's March
    On October 5, 1789, rumors spread in Paris that the royals were hoarding all the grain. A hungry mob of 6,000 largely working-class women decided to march on the Palace of Versailles, taking with them pieces of cannon and other weaponry. They forced the royal family to live in Paris.
  • Flight to Varennes

    Flight to Varennes
    King Louis XVI and his family attempted to escape but only made it to Varennes where they were arrested and returned to Paris.
  • Champ de Mars Massacre

    Champ de Mars Massacre
    Referendum on King's fate, two petitions were made. In their anger, 50 were injured and 12 were wounded.
  • Declaration of Pillnitz

    Declaration of Pillnitz
    This declaration was intended to serve as a warning to the French revolutionaries not to infringe further on the rights of Louis XVI and to allow his restoration to power. The statement helped begin the French Revolutionary Wars. (The Pillnitz Conference itself dealt mainly with the Polish Question and the war of Austria against the Ottoman Empire.)