The French Revolution

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  • Insurrection at Grenoble

    Insurrection at Grenoble
    In 1788, there was a severe winter which resulted to the failure of crops, which caused insurrection at Grenoble. The insurrection was done by the military. This movement, however, resulted by people being modivated amd caused the storming of Bastille in 1789 and a revolution. (French Revolution)
  • Louis XVI convokes general on prime minister

    Louis XVI convokes general on prime minister
    King Louis XVI was the last king of France from 1774-1792 to precede in the French Revolution. On August 8, 1788 he called out the prime minister for suggusting that he hears his grieviances. He called him out because he thought it was a bad idea. His calling out was successful.
  • Opening of the Etat General Versailles.

    Opening of the Etat General Versailles.
    On May 5, 1789 there was the last ceremony and viewing of the Ancient Regime in Versailles. The states general was in charge of the procession. 1200 people from all around france came just for that one day. The 3rd Estate reps were the majority. They all held a candle except the King's falconers.
  • Representatives refusing to leaving until a new Constitution

    Representatives refusing to leaving until a new Constitution
    The French Revolution began in 1789 with the forced-leaving of the estates general in May. Now 3rd Estates Representatives have refused to leave the tennis courts of the Assembly (because they weren't allowed inside) until a new Constitution is made; and it worked later on.
  • King rejects Resolutions of the tiers etat.

    	King rejects Resolutions of the tiers etat.
    The tiers etat is a French nation without nobles and clergy. The people in charge of it wanted to invite all notables of the kingdom to it, but the king rejected the proposal.
  • National Assembly declares itself Constituent Assembly

    National Assembly declares itself Constituent Assembly
    On June 17, 1789 the National Assembly was created. The 3rd Estate declared itself in charge of the entire organization. (Basically the whole nation) This became permanant when the king was forced to return to Versailles. Then he became prisoner of the Assembly and Paris. Thats when the Assembly decided to call itself the Constitutional Assembly.
  • Great Fear begins.

    Great Fear begins.
    The modern people in society were called Girondins. They controlled the legislative assembly until 1793, when everyone ousted them for power because the war was not going their way and there was food shortages. Between July and August of 1789, peasants fought back against their landlords in the French countryside called "The Great Fear."
  • National Assembly ends feudalism

    National Assembly ends feudalism
    The National Assembly states that any serfs are abolished from serfdom on this day. This led to the serf's happiness and running free, but it also caused some violence. They stole food and merchandise.
  • Women lead delegation to King demanding bread

    Women lead delegation to King demanding bread
    Liberty for women was getting out of hand. Finally in 1789, Olympe de Gourges wrote The Rights of Women, where it said that women should enjoy an equally balanced life like to be educated, control property, and initiate divorce. A shortage of bread in Paris gave women the courage as with the rights to take it up with the King.
  • Removal of civil disabilities against Jews

    Removal of civil disabilities against Jews
    The Jews (Portuguese and Avingonese) were declared all civil rights as naturalized Frenchmen by a majority of the 150 on January 28, 1790. This brought new hope in Jews in the German district, which brought more effort for freedom.
  • Abolition of Royal guilds and monopolies.

    Abolition of Royal guilds and monopolies.
    When the royal guilds and monopolies were abolishes, there were new economic plans. In addition the custom barriors of France of France were taken down. Other results were that income from the church payed off debts, new taxes started; based on person's ability to pay. (Social state in society)
  • France declares war on Austria, but French flee

    France declares war on Austria, but French flee
    The National Assmebly made it clear that church lands had to pay off their debt and with that money they reorganzied the church. The king tried to flee, but was stopped in Varenues, France. Varenues then declared war on Austria in 1792. The French Army flees just at the sight of Austria's army because they were so intimidated.
  • Louis XVI executed.

    Louis XVI executed.
    King Louis XVI was killed one day after being found guilty of conspiracy of foriegn powers by the National French Convention. He was killed in the Revolution Power of France.
  • France declares war on Britain and Holland.

    France declares war on Britain and Holland.
    All of France's allies were out of France by 1793. At the time, Holland and Britian were not apart of their allies. There were a lot of conflictions between them until finally France had enough. They declared war on Holland and Britian and that led to turmoil.
  • Girondists trialed and executed

    Girondists trialed and executed
    22 Girondists were ordered to be held in custody in their homes for not following the rules of the 3rd Estate Assembly. The next 3 days they were trialed and killed. It was very gruesome.
  • The Dauphin dies in prison

    	The Dauphin dies in prison
    The mystery of where Dauphin's (King Louis XVII) whereabouts was solved. He was orginially transfered to the Temple Prison in France (Paris). While there, a jailer cruelly misstreated him. The jailer's harshness and cruel conditions led to his death.
  • Constitution finally accepted

    Constitution finally accepted
    The people who had suffered under the Great Fear finally spoke up to the Assembly to end the Revolution by ending political activity. The assembly finally gave in and created the new and improved constitution.
  • Napoleon in command of French army

    Napoleon in command of French army
    Napoleon was 26 years old when he took control of the French army. He helped the armys thinking strategies by showing propaganda an psychological warefare (using the head). It helped them in the war.
  • Babeuf his supporters are convicted but kill themselves

    Babeuf his supporters are convicted but kill themselves
    Babeuf and his supporters were planning on bringing back the old constitution but were caught and arrested. On trial, Babeuf was in an iron cage for embarrassment. He was found guilty and he and his supporters decided to take their lives in prison.
  • Napoleon becomes Emperor.

    Napoleon becomes Emperor.
    Napoleon was crowned emperor in Notre Dame in Paris. He had a huge ceremony to celebrate his victory. He had David make a painting of his special moment in time.