important events of the French Revolution

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  • Women's March on Versailles

    Women's March on Versailles
    The Women's March on Versailles, also known as the October March, the October Days or simply the March on Versailles, was one of the earliest and most significant events of the French Revolution.
    because the Women's March on Versailles was an important event at the start of the French Revolution
  • The tennis court oath

    The tennis court oath
    the members of the French Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath,they say "not to separate and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the Constitution of the kingdom is established".
    it's important because it showed the growing unrest against Louis XVI.
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  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    On 14 July 1789, a state prison on the east side of Paris, known as the Bastille, was attacked by an angry and aggressive mob.
    It's important because the prison had become a symbol of the monarchy's dictatorial rule.
  • Abolition of feudalism in France

    Abolition of feudalism in France
    The National Constituent Assembly, acting on the night of 4 August 1789, announced, "The National Assembly abolishes the feudal system entirely."
    It abolished both the seigneurial rights of the Second Estate and the tithes gathered by the First Estate.
  • Declaration of the Rights of the Man and of the Citizen

    Declaration of the Rights of the Man and of the Citizen
    the French National Constituent Assembly issued the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen which defined individual and collective rights at the time of the French Revolution.
    because it's about freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and separation of powers.
  • The royal Flight to Varennes

    The royal Flight to Varennes
    during the night of 20–21 June 1791 was a significant episode in the French Revolution in which King Louis XVI of France, his queen Marie Antoinette, and their immediate family unsuccessfully attempted to escape from Paris.
    because it exposed the untrustworthiness of the king and the unworkability of the newly devised constitution.
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    French Revolutionary Wars

    The French Revolutionary Wars were a series of sweeping military conflicts lasting from 1792 until 1802 and resulting from the French Revolution.
    because French success in these conflicts ensured the spread of revolutionary principles over much of Europe.
  • execution of king louis xvi

    execution of king louis xvi
    One day after being convicted of conspiracy with foreign powers and sentenced to death by the French National Convention, King Louis XVI is executed by guillotine in the Place de la Revolution in Paris.
    because he had lost the respect of his people.
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    The Reign of Terror

    The Reign of Terror, was a period of the French Revolution when, following the creation of the First French Republic.
    because, Its purpose was to purge France of enemies of the Revolution and protect the country from foreign invaders.
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    Coup of 18 Brumaire

    coup of 18 Brumaire overthrew the system of government under the Directory in France and substituted the Consulate, making way for the despotism of Napoleon Bonaparte.
    because, the event is often viewed as the effective end of the French Revolution.