westlys timeline By muscleman1 Period: Jan 1, 1789 to Jan 1, 1818 westlys timeline May 5, 1789 - Convening the Estates General Louis XIV called the Estates General for the first time in 175 years, he proposed to tax the nobility and The third estate formed the national assembly. Jun 20, 1789 - Tennis Court Oath The national assembly met in a tennis court because they were locked out and they did not leave until a new constitution was created. Jul 14, 1789 - Storming of the Bastille People stormed Bastille for gun powder. They killed the guards and paraded through the streets with the guards heads on pikes. Jul 20, 1789 great fear Peasants were scared that the nobles were paying men to terrorize the them. The peasants then attacked the nobles. Aug 26, 1789 - Declaration of the Rights of Man The National Assembly passed the Declaration of the Rights of Man. This stated that men are born and remained free and equal in all rights. Oct 5, 1789 - Women’s march to Versailles Women rioted over the price of bread so they marched to Versailles and demanded that Louis and Marie returned to Paris. Jun 20, 1791 - Louis and Marie’s flight to Varennes Louis and Marie tried to escape France but were caught by the people and turned over by the authorities. Sep 3, 1791 - Constitution of 1791 The King approved a new constitution AND France became a Constitutional Monarchy, where the king didnt have a lot of power power. Jul 25, 1792 - Brunswick Manifesto he Brunswick manifesto threatened that is the French royal family were harmed, then French civilians would be harmed. Sep 20, 1792 - National Convention They abolished the monarchy and France became a republic. Fearing for their lives they executed Robespierre. They came up with a new plan for government called the directory. Sep 5, 1793 - The Terror or Reign of Terror this was when Robespierre ruled as dictator for a couple years. About 40,000 people were killed during the Reign of Terror. Nov 2, 1795 - Directory The National Convention created this, where a 2 house legislature and an executive body of five men who ran the country. Nov 9, 1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte takes over Napoleon dissolves the Directory and established a government of 3 consuls. He immediately made himself 1st consul and assumed dictator powers. Jul 15, 1801 - Concordat of 1801 Napoleon signed the concordat with Pope Pius VII where they agreed to handle their own issues and not get involved with the each other. Apr 30, 1803 - Louisiana Purchase Napoleon sold Louisiana to Thomas Jefferson for 15 million dollars. so now he has money to fight in Europe. Mar 21, 1804 - Napoleonic Code Napoleon drew up a new system of laws called Napoleonic Code, which favored order over individual freedoms. May 18, 1804 - Napoleon becomes Emperor A vote of the people favored the idea of Napoleon becoming emperor. He placed the crown on his own head instead of the pope, showing that he was more powerful than the Church. Oct 21, 1805 - Battle of Trafalgar Napoleon lost the Battle of Trafalgar, this ensured the British naval dominance for the next 100 years or so. Nov 21, 1806 - Continental System Napoleon set up a blockade to prevent trading; he called it his Continental system. Feb 20, 1808 peninsular war this was a major war. Jun 24, 1812 - Invasion of Russia one of Napoleon’s bigger mistakes was the invasion of Russia. May 4, 1814 - Exile to Elba Napoleon received some money and was exiled to Elba. Then Louis XVIII took the throne but he wasn’t popular so the people brought back Napoleon as emperor again. Jun 18, 1815 - Battle of Waterloo British and Prussian defeated the French and it ended Napoleon’s 100 days. Oct 16, 1815 - Exile to St. Helena naploleon was sent by Britain and Prussia to St. Helena, where he died 6 years later.