The French Revolution and Napoleon

  • bad harvests lead to food shortages

    it made food prices rise and unemployment
  • national assembly adopts declaration of the rights of men

    themeeting of the estates- generalopened at versailleson May 5,1789.
  • national assembly complets new consitution

    peasant rebellionstook place throoughout France andbecame part of the Great fear
  • over time, some European leaders to began to fear the revolution woould spread

    the rulers of Austria and Prussia even threaten to use force to restore Louis XVI to full power.Insulted by this threat, the leislative Assembley declared war on Austria in the spring of 1792
  • Rise of the Paris Commune

    people of the commune captured the king.they forced the legislative assembley to band the monarchy and call for the national convention.power passed from the assembley the the paris commune.
  • National convention splits into factions

    French king who was tried and found guilty of treason during the French Revolution. Generally unpopular, the people complained he didn't show enough interest in the problems of the government.
  • king louis XVI is exucuted

    The execution of Louis XVI, by means of the guillotine, took place on 21 January 1793 at the Place de la Révolution ("Revolution Square", formerly Place Louis XV, and renamed Place de la Concorde in 1795) in Paris. It was a major event of the French Revolution.
  • Reign of terror ends

    NO period of equal length in the whole era of history yields us such a succession of exciting and startling events as those few years between the convening of the States-General in France and the rise of Napoleon to power, and particularly that portion of the Revolution known as the Reign of Terror.
  • new constitution is created

    Most of the delegates at the CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION had already risked being hanged as traitors by the British. No wonder that they worried about their states' reactions to their decision to abandon the ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION and create a whole new document