Social and political system used to divide the comunity in estates.
Dawn of the Revolution
A series of meetings are held to vote wether to take away the thrown of Louis XVI and form a National Assembly or to keep Louis XVI in power.
Loss of American Territories
Whren the ideas of the Revolution reached Saint Domingue (Haiti) the citizens in that area and the slaves demanded the same privilages.
Louis XVI imposes taxes on the Second Estate in Versailles.
Louis XVI lost almost all his money and was going to impose taxes on the Second Estate. The Estates-general forced Louis XVI and the Second Estate to have a series of meetings at Versailles.
NAtional Assemly was chosen.
The Second Estate joined the Third Estate to vote towards the National Assembly. Therefore, Louis XVI was kicked out of power and formed the National Assembly.
Tennis Court Oath
The Third Estate's meeting room was locked and broke into an indoor tennis court where they pledged to stay until they had drawn up a new constitution.
Storming the Bastille
Rumors of the tennis Court Oath reached Paris that foreign troops were coming to paris to massacre French citizens so, people stormed into the bastille in search of gunpowder and weapons to defend themselves.
The Assembly Reforms France (Death of the Old Regime)
During the night noblemen made grand speeche, declaring their love of liberty and equality. By the morning the Old Regime was dead
The Rights of Man
The National Assembly reflected the Declaration of Independence.
Women's riot over bread prices.
Women rioted to versailles with knives, axes, and other weapons to ddemand that the National Assembly take action and supply bread to their families. Then, turned their anger towards the king and queen forcing them to return to Paris.
Legislative Assembly is formed.
the National Assembly stripped Louis XVI from most of his authority and created a limited monarchy and formed a Legislative Assembly.
The National COnvention was elected and took office on Semptember 21, 1791.
France declared war on Prussia and Austria
Prussia and Austria threatened France to restore Louis XVI's power or else they will invade. In April of 1792 France declared war on Ausrtia and Prussia.
France at war
20,000 men and woimen invadeed the palace where the royal familily was staying in named Tuileries. They imprisoned Louis and Marie Antoinette.
Marie Antoinette died.
Marie Antoinette died in the Guillotine in 1793.
Olympe de Gouges dies.
Olympe de Gouges wrote a book about the right of woman and her ideas were rejected and was executed.
louis XVI is killed.
Louis XVI is killed by the guillotine.
Jacobins form an army.
The Jacobins took an extreme step in taking French citizens (men and women) between the ages of 18 and 40 into an army against Spain, Austria, Prussia, Holland, and Great Britain.
Robespierre to POWER.
Robespierre, a Jacobin leader slowly gained power.
Committee of Public Safety and Robespierre (Reign of Terror)
Robespierre became leader of the Committee of Public Safety and during his leadership it became the Reign of Terror.
End of the Terror
Some of the members of the National Convention turned on RObespierre and demanded his arrest and execution by guillotine.
Hero of the Hour
Napoleon defended the delegates of the National Convention from thousands of royalists and became a hero.
Napoleon's journey to Egypt
The Directory appointed Napoleon to lead the French army against Austria and the Kingdom of Sardinia and he lead an expedition to intercept the trade between Biritain and INdia through Egypt but was pinned down and was forced to return.
Napoleon Bonaparte to power.
He was urged by his friends to seize political power and took action in November 1799.
Napoleon is chosen as first consul.
In 1800 a plebiscite was held for a new constitution and Napoleon was chosen as first consul.
Slaves gain control over the colony.
The slaves seized control over the colony and Napoleon attempts to take back the colony but fails.,
Peace in France
Austria, Britain and Russia were forced into signing peace agreements with France due to his strength.
Louisiana is sold to the US
Napoleon sells Louisiana to the US for $15 million.
Napoleon Crowned as Emperor
Napoleon takes the glittering crown from the pope and crowned himself emperer simbolizing that he was more powerfull than tyhe Church.
Battle of Trafalgar
napoleon hasd a naval fight on the coast of Spain against Horatio Nelson and loses and gives up his plans to take over Britain.
Blockade on Britain
Blockade was formed to block Europe from trading with Great Britain.
The Peninsular War
In an attempt to make Portugal accept the Continental System they were passing through Spain but Spain ranted this action and inveded Napoleon's army and lost 300,000 men
The only areas of Europe free from Napoleon's rule were: Britain, Ottoman Empire, Sweden, and Portugal,
The Invasion of Russia
Napoleon threatened Russia with an invasion if they didnt stop trading with Great Britain and Russia declined. Napoleon left France with 420,000 people and the Russians used the sorched-earth policy to starv in the cold weather. Napoleon returned to france with 10,000 soldiers.
Britain, Russia, Prussia and Sweden joined forces to defeat Napoleon and sent him to an island called Elba off the coast of Italy.
Escape from Elba
Napoleon escaped from the island of Elba.
France lost abattle in Belgium against Prussia and Britain and was sent to am island called St. Elena.
Napoleon died in St. Elena from stomach ailment or maybe cancer.