The French Revolution and Napoleon

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  • Bad Harvests Lead to Food Shortages

    Bad Harvests Lead to Food Shortages
    The number of poor, estimated by some at almost one-third of the population, reached crisis proportions on the eve of the revolution
  • The meeting of the Estates-General opened at Versailles

    The meeting of the Estates-General opened at Versailles
    It was troubled from the start with a problem about voting. Traditionally, each estate ad one vote. That meant that the First and Second Estates together could outvote the Third Estate two to one.
  • National Assembly Completes New Constitution

    National Assembly Completes New Constitution
    According to the constitution , there would still be a king , but a Legislative Assembly would make the laws. The assembly was to consist of 745 representatives.
  • National Convention Splits Into Factions

    National Convention Splits Into Factions
    The Convention was dominated by lawyers, professionals , and property owners. Two-thirds of its deouties were under the age of 45.
  • Napoleon became a captain

    Napoleon became a captain
    He was made a brigadier genera by the Comittee of Public Safety.
  • King Louis XVI is Executed.

    King Louis XVI is Executed.
    The king was beheaded on the guillotine. Revolutionaries has adopted this machine because it killed quickly and, they believed, humanely. The execution of the King created new fenemies for the revolution,both at home and abroad. A new crisis was at hand.
  • Reign of Terror Ends.

    Reign of Terror Ends.
    Durin the course of the Reign of Terror,close to 40,000 people were killed. Most executions were held in places that had openly rebelled against the autority of the National Convention.
  • New Constitution is Created.

    New Constitution is Created.
    The constitution established a national legislative assembly consisting of two chambers: a lower house,known as the Council of 500, wich initiates legislation, and a upper house the Council of Elders, wich accepted of rejected the proposed laws.
  • Napoleon seized power

    Napoleon seized power
    a coup d'etat, a sudden overthrow of the gorvernment, led bu the successful and popular general Napoleon Bonaparte, toppled the Directory.
  • Napoleon made an agreement with the pope.

    Napoleon made an agreement with the pope.
    The agreement reconized Catholicism as the religion of a majority of the French people.
    The pope agreed not to ask for the return of the church lands seized in the revolution.
  • French are defeqated at Trafalgar

    French are defeqated at Trafalgar
  • Grand Army entered Russia.

    Grand Army entered Russia.
    Napoleon's hopes for victory depended on a quick defeat of the Russian armies.
  • Paris was captured.

    Paris was captured.
    This military disaster led other European states to rise up and attack the crippled French army.
  • Napoleon is defeated at Waterloo

  • Napoleon made his entry into Paris.

    Napoleon made his entry into Paris.
    The powers that had defeated Napoleon pledged once more to fight this person they called the "Enemy and Disturber of the Tranquility of the World".