The French Revolution

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  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
  • Fall of Bastille

    Fall of Bastille
    Parisians attacked the bastille. 1000 attacked and overwhelmed 100 royal soldiers and Bastille falls to citizens. this event becomes the symbol of the beginning of the Revolution.
  • The Great Fear

    The Great Fear
    Rumors that nobles hired outlaws for security terrorized peasants spread. No outlaws were hired, but panic spread. Peasants began to attack nobles , and burned documents and houses.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    Declaration of the Rights of Man
    -stated "men are born and remain free and equal in rights."
    -free speech and religion
    -"Liberty. Equality, and Fraternity" for all men
  • Women march on Versailles

    Women march on Versailles
    The price of bread rose dramatically. 6000 Parisians women marched to Versailles and demanded bread. When none came, the broke into the palace and killed two guards.
  • Civil Constitution of Clergy

    Civil Constitution of Clergy
    National Assembly takes over Church lands. Catholic Church loses land and political independence. National Assembly sells church lands to pay off France's debts. Peasents oppose change.
  • Constitution of 1791

    Constitution of 1791
    this declared France to be a constitutional monarchy.
  • The Royal Escape

    The Royal Escape
    Louis XVI and his family try to escape diguised as peasents, but are recognized near the border and sent back to Paris.
  • Declaration of Pillnitz

    Declaration of Pillnitz
    declared they would declare war on France if they hurt the king.
  • Execution of a Monarch

    Execution of a Monarch
    Louis XVI was convicted and sentenced to death by beheading from the guillotine. thousands turned out to watch the monarchs execution.
  • Reign of Terror Begins

    Reign of Terror Begins
    After the execution of the kind, Jacobins set out to remove every trace of French Monarchy and nobility.
  • Death of Robespierre & End the Terror

    Death of Robespierre & End the Terror
    Members of the National Convention became afraid of Robespierre and in order to protect themselves they turned on him. He was arrested and guillotined the next day
  • Creation of Directory

    Creation of Directory
    Moderates regained control mover the National Convention and drafted another constitution creating bicameral legislature and a 5 person executive. They helped control economic inflation and placed Napolean at the head of the French Army.
  • Napoleon becomes Consulate

    Napoleon becomes Consulate
    The directory was replaced with Napoleon as a first consulate, who commanded the French army.
  • Constitution of 1795

    Constitution of 1795
    "established a republic with a franchise based on the payment of taxes"
  • Creation of National Convention

    Creation of National Convention
    they provided a new constitution for the country after the monarchy was over thrown.
  • Concordat of 1801

    Concordat of 1801
  • Coronation of an Emperor

    Coronation of an Emperor
    Napoleon was crowned emperor of France and had a Coronation in front of many.
  • Battle of Trafalgar

    Battle of Trafalgar
    Took place at Cape Trafalgar. It was a fight between Spain and France, and the Royal Navy. It was the last sea fight of the period. The Royal Navy won.
  • Battle of Austerlitz

    Battle of Austerlitz
    -one of Napoleans greatest victories
    - defeated army in nearly 9 hours at Austerlitz
  • Invasion of Spain

    Invasion of Spain
    The war began when French and Spanish armies invaded Portugal. France turned on Spain. Napoleon was defeated.
  • Invasion of Russia

    Invasion of Russia
    Turning point in the Napoleonic wars. The russians retreated and destroyed anything that could be put to use by the French. They were left with no food and little supplies so many soldiers died.
  • Exile to Elba

    Exile to Elba
    Napoleon abdicates the throne and is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba.
  • Congress of Vienna

    Congress of Vienna
    a conference that was called to help remake Europe after the fall of Napoleon. The main goal was to create a balance of power.
  • A Hundred Days

    A Hundred Days
    Started when Napoleon arrived in Paris after Exile on Elba and ended when Louis XVIII returned to Paris.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    Battle of Waterloo
    The French were defeated by a combination of armies. The defeat at Waterloo put an end to Napoleon's rule.
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