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French Revolution

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Transcript of French Revolution

1789
1799
French Revolution
May-June 1789
May 5, 1789
~
The meeting of the Estates-General was called.
Louis XVI called a meeting of the three Estates to try and find a solution to some of the problems France faced, such as famine, debt, disease and war. Unfortunately the voting for a solution was very unfair, meaning that the Third Estate didn't get much of a say in the solutions.



June 13, 1789
~
The Third Estate forms the National Assembly.
During the French Revolution, the National Assembly was a revolutionary assembly, that was created by the members of the Third Estate.
June - July 1789
June 20, 1789
~
Tennis Court Oath
The Third Estate found themselves locked out of their usual meeting place by the Estates General, so they met in an indoor tennis court to create a new constitution.



July 14, 1789
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Storming of Bastille.
The Bastille was a medieval castle, which was created to keep the eastern wall of Paris safe. It had previously
been used to hold prisoners in it.
August 1789
October - November 1789
June 1791 - September 1792
January - April 1793
July 1794 - November 1799
July 28 1794 ~
Execution of Robespierre
Robespierre was an influential figure in the war, because he was an important member of the Committee of Public Safety. His execution brought an end to the Reign of Terror, and caused the National Constitution to lose power.


August 22 1795
~
Directory replaces the Constitution
The Constitution dissolved after the Reign of Terror, replaced by
the Directory, a five-man executive that made all the decisions.


November 9 1799
~
Napoleon Bonaparte takes power
The Directory had lost the will of the people and France was suffering under the
insufficient rule. Napoleon, with the help of his men and supporters, stormed the
Directory and successfully took power of France.
August 4, 1789
~The F
eudal system ended in France.
The National Assembly dissolved the entire feudal
system, including all old rules, tithes, taxes and
privileges taken over from the feudal times.




August 26, 1789
~The
Declaration of the Rights of Man was created.
The National Assembly had members that believed one of the reasons why governments were corrupt was due to the fact many were not aware or were indifferent to the rights of men. The assembly created the Declaration of the Rights of Man, which gave new rights to the people of France.

October 5, 1789
~
Women march to Versailles.
Thousands of working women gathered together and formed a furious mob. They were armed with pikes, pitchforks and muskets. The rioting was over high price and scarcity of bread.





November 2, 1789
~
National Assembly takes over Church land.
The National Assembly nationalized the Church's land, giving the land to the people of France. Church lands took up about ten percent of France's available land, so losing it made the clergy very upset.
June 21, 1791~
The

King and Queen try to flee France.
Louis XVI was angry with how the revolution was turning out, so he attempted to flee France with his family. They left for the Austrian Netherlands (now Belgium) in disguises, but were quickly found out, and made official prisoners.

April 20, 1792~
France declares war on Austria and Prussia.
In France, the revolutionaries wanted war because they
thought that it would unify France, while the monarchy thought that war would cause the new government to fall.

September 21, 1792~
National Convention forms government.
The National Convention (which succeeded the Legislative Assembly) founded the First Republic of France.

January 21, 1793~
King Louis XVI executed
When the National Convention declared France a republic, they brought Louis to trial for his crimes against the people. He
was found guilty, and was sentenced to execution the next day


April 6, 1793~
Committee of Public Safety formed
The Committee of Public Safety was formed by the
National Convention to protect France from foreign
invasions, and rebellion inside the country.
By Makenna & Hanna
King Louis XVI
Meeting of the Estates-General
Storming of Bastille
Third Estate creating the Tennis Court Oath
Declaration of the Rights of Man
Women marching to Versailles
Austria-France War
Louis XVI attempts to flee France
Execution of Louis XVI
Committee of Public Safety formed
Napoleon on the Imperial Throne
Execution of Robespierre
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