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When France had Low Self-Esteem OR The French Revolution

  • The Estates General

    The Estates General
    To combat the Nation's tax difficulties, Louis XVI called a meeting of the Estates General.
  • The Storming of the Bastille

    The Storming of the Bastille
    The commoners, outraged at the actions of the nobility and desperate for weapons, stormed the Bastille, a prison. They tore it to pieces.
  • Constitution of 1791

    Constitution of 1791
    The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen is adopted into a new constitution for France. It does not last long.
  • The Beheading of Louis XVI

    The Beheading of Louis XVI
    After Louis attempts to flee the country, the National Assembly decide he must be punished. They settle on beheading the king via guillotine.
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    Reign of Terror

    Robespierre, in his position as head of the Committee for Public Safety, puts to death thousands of people accused of being traitors.
  • Napoleon's Coup

    Napoleon's Coup
    Napoleon, a young, charismatic general, overthrows the corrupt Directory and takes control of France. This is considered to be the end of the French Revolution.