French Rev.


Sec. 1 The F.R. Begins

Estates-General Meeting

May 5, 1789

Representatives meet at Versailles to try to solve France's financial issues

National Assembly

June 17, 1789

1st gov't of the Rev.

Tennis Court Oath

June 17, 1789

Members of the Third Estate agree not to leave until a new constitution is adopted

The Storming of the Bastille

July 14, 1789

Angry Parisians storm the prison looking for ammunition & weapons


August 26, 1789

National Assembly adopts the DRMC. Inspired by the English Bill of Rights & by the American DoI & U.S. Constitution.

New Constiution


Limited the powers of the Monarch

Sec. 2 Radical Revolution & Reaction

New Leaders

1793 - 1794


Louis XVI is executed


Sec. 3 The Age of Napoleon

Napoleon's final exile

1815 - 1821

He is sent to St. Helena where he dies in 1821

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