French Revolution

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  • The Great Fear in the countryside

    The Great fear was a time of panic for peasants. They were worried that the First and Second Estate were going to overthrow the Third Estate. They began to rise against lords. Also, the French Army gathered around Paris which caused more fear as it was unknown what they were doing there. This led to the Storming of the Bastille as they were worried the Franch army was going to attack them so they decided to storm the Bastille to get gunpowder for their weapons so they could fight back.
  • Louis XVI calls the Estates General

    Louis XVI calls the Estates General
    Louis XVI called the Estates General to talk about financial problems but the Estates became deadlocked by arguing. This lead to the Tennis Court Oath because the Third Estate was outnumbered by the other Estates so they took things into their own hands with the Tennis Court Oath.
  • The Tennis Court Oath

    The Tennis Court Oath
    The Third Estate met at a tennis court and took an oath not to leave until they had written a new constitution for France. The Third Estates called themselves the National Assembly and Louis XIV to recognize their constitution. The other Estates then joined the assembly.
  • The Estates join together in the newly formed National Assembly

    The National Assembly became the government of France so the other Estates became a part of it. The Estates joined together because of the Tennis Court Oath. The Third Estate called themselves the National Assembly and when Louis XIV gave into their demands the government became the National Assembly and all the Estates joined it.
  • The Storming of the Bastille

    The Storming of the Bastille
    Revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, a fortress, because they were afraid the French army was planning an attack and needed gunpowder for their weapons. The Storming of the BAstille was caused by the Great Fear. This was because the French army gathered in Paris and the peasants were worried they were going to attack. So they Stormed the Bastile to get gunpowder for their weapons to be prepared.
  • The National Assembly adopts the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen.

    The National Assembly adopts the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen.
    The Declaration is a list of human rights including equality before the law, a representative government, and individual freedoms. The Great Fear in the countryside caused this document to be written. The National Assembly granted rights to peasants to end the Great Fear and they decided to have a list of rights for people so that things like the Great Fear wouldn't happen so they created the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen.
  • The Legislative Assembly declares war of Austria

    The Legislative Assembly declared war on Austria because they declared the Declaration fo Pilnitz. This declaration stated that the rulers could intervene to restore Louis XVI's rule. This led to Louis XVI's death because when the French began to lose against Austria they declared the country in danger. This caused panic and rumors then spread that the king committed treason and he was imprisoned and later killed.
  • Robespierre Reign of Terror

    During the Reign of Terror, many things happened. Revolutionary courts tried people for political crimes. Revolution became part of everyday life like books and art. There was dechristianization. The army became extremely vicious. Robespierre's Reign of Terror was caused by the Legislative Assembly's declaration of war on Austria and Louis XIV's death. These events gave way for radical revolutionary's and caused fear and radical revolutionary changes that were apart of the Reign of Terror.
  • Louis XVI was executed on the guillotine

    Louis XVI was executed on the guillotine
    Louis XVI was arrested by the Legislative Assembly and put on trial for treason. He was found guilty and was beheaded on the guillotine. Louis XIV was arrested because the Legislative Assembly declared war on Austria. When the Assembly began to lose this war they declared the state of danger and caused panic and rumors began to spread about the king committing treason. This led to his arrest and death.
  • The Directory is installed

    The Directory is installed
    The National Assembly created another constitution the established a new executive body called the Directory. The Directory continued to support the French army and it's expansion. The Directory being installed was caused by the Reign of Terror. The Reign of Terror was ended by middle-class members reasserting their authority. Once the Reign of Terror ended the National Convention created the Directory to replace the Committee of Public Safety that lead during the Reign of Terror.
  • Napoleon is defeated in Russia at the Battle of Trafalgar

    Napoleon is defeated in Russia at the Battle of Trafalgar
    Napoleon tried to restrict British trade with Europe and went to attack England. His ships sailed across the Mediterranean sea and while there they were attacked and destroyed by Lord Nelson. This led to Napoleon implementing the Continetal System. This was because he wanted to try to block England from trade again.
  • The Continental System is implemented

    The Continental System was a blockade to stop England from trading with the rest of Europe to hurt their economy. This was caused by Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Trafalgar. The Battle of Trafalgar was a battle intending to block British trade, however, Napoleon was defeated at this time and tried again later with the Continetal System.
  • Napoleon is exlied to Elba

    Napoleon is exlied to Elba
    Napoleon is exiled to Elba by Austria, Prussia, Russia, and England. He was exiled after being defeated in the Battle of Bordino and after he gave up his throne. His exile eventually led to the Battle at Waterloo. While he was in exile he heard about unrest in France Even though he was in exile and had been defeated he got the French supporters he had left and went to battle at Waterloo. He was defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
  • Napoleon is defeated at Waterloo

    Napoleon is defeated at Waterloo
    After Napoleon escaped Elba, the allies fought him and his army at Waterloo because he escaped. He was defeated. This happened because Napoleon escaped Elba. Napoleon escaped Elba after hearing of unrest in France and decided to try to fight so he could lead France again. However, he was defeated and Waterloo.
  • Napoleon is exiled to St. Helena

    Napoleon is exiled to St. Helena
    Napoleon was exiled to the island of St. Helena. This was because of his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo. Napoleon and his army fought other European powers at the Battle of Waterloo and Napoleon was defeated and exiled to St. Helena.