French revolution

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  • Call of the Estates Generals

    Call of the Estates Generals
    King Louis XVI calls forth the Estates General together for the first time in a long time. Featuring the clergy, the noblemen, and the rest of France together.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    After being removed from the Estates General, the Third Estate forms the National Assembly. They then swear to the Tennis Court saying that they will not leave until.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    Angry revolutionaries storm the Bastille. By doing this, not only does it serve to make a statement against the monarchy but the mob also attained weapons and gunpowder that were kept in the prison.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    Declaration of the Rights of Man
    1789
    The Declaration of the Rights of Man is written and states that all men are equal under law. Women and children were not affected by this document
  • March on Versailles

    March on Versailles
    Parisian market women lead a march on Versailles to protest about scarcity and high price of bread.
  • National Assembly abolishes the nobility

    National Assembly abolishes the nobility
    The National Constituent Assembly, acting on the night of 4 August 1789, announced, "The National Assembly abolishes the feudal system entirely."
  • Civil Constitution of the Clergy

    Civil Constitution of the Clergy
    The Civil Constitution of the Clergy is published allowing the French government control of the Church. Due to badly needed money, the government starts to sell church land.
  • Clergy instructed to swear allegiance to France

    	 Clergy instructed to swear allegiance to France
    he Civil Constitution of the Clergy was an attempt to reform and regulate the Catholic church in France. It was passed by the National Constituent Assembly on July 12th 1790.
  • Royal Family attempts to flee

    Royal Family attempts to flee
    King Louis XVI and his family attempt to flee from France but are caught at Verannes. They are sent back to Paris where the King is forced to go on trial.
  • France declares war on Austria

    France declares war on Austria
    Revolutionaries wanted war because they thought war would unify the country, and had a genuine desire to spread the ideas of the Revolution to all of Europe. On April 20, 1792,
  • French Republic proclaimed

    	 French Republic proclaimed
    The First Republic (1792-1804) Following the aftermaths of the Revolution of 1789 and the abolishment of the monarchy, the First Republic of France is established on September 22 of 1792
  • Execution of the King

    Execution of the King
    After being put on trial the king is sentenced to death. He is executed by the guillotine on January 21, 1793.
  • France declares war on Britain and Netherlands

    	 France declares war on Britain and Netherlands
    France declared war on Britain and Holland, and on Mar. 7, on Spain. Things rapidly turned against France.
  • Committee of Public Safety founded

    Committee of Public Safety founded
    Robespierre was elected to the Committee of Public Safety, which was formed in April to protect France against its enemies, foreign and domestic, and to oversee the government.
  • Republican calendar adopted

    	 Republican calendar adopted
    The French Revolutionary Calendar (or Republican Calendar) was officially adopted in France on October 24, 1793 and abolished on 1 January 1806 by Emperor Napoleon
  • Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    Thousands of people are sentenced to death by execution that is caused by conflict between two political parties the Jacobins, and the Girondins. The leader of the Jacobins, Maximilien arises as a new leader of the Revolution.(September 1793- July 1794)
  • Execution of Robespierre

    Execution of Robespierre
    Maximilien Robespierre, leader of the Jacobins, is executed and the power of the Jacobins fall with him. The Girondins gain more power as a result.