Major events and people that helped cause the French Revolution
Sun King's rule was noted for spending huge amounts of money, on things like Versailles, his palace, high taxes and expensive battles and wars
Major events of the Frech Revolution
Started in1756 and ended when the Treaty of Paris was signed, New France was declared a British possession.
Louis XVI was not prepared to be king, and did not have the qualities of the French ruler to cope with the troubles.
Is a written statement of principles of democracy and freedom.
Was only called in when the state was in a serious crisis.
Mob attacked the prison and released the prisoners, as well as killed the Govenor, and massive destruction.
Is a pledge that the delegates would keep meeting until France had a new form of government.
July 14, 1789 a great mob attacked the royal prison and fortress know as "the Bastille"
All priveleges of the nobles were abolished, i.e : titles were not to be used.
An epic march that forced the royal court back to Paris.
Was a law passed in 1790 that subordinated the Roman Catholic church in France to the French Government.
When King Louis XVI and his family attempted to escape France.
French Monarchy was overthrown because King Louis XVI earlier had attempted to flee France.
Comprised the constitutional and legislative assembly which sat from 20 September 1792 to 26 October 1795
Found guilty of Treason and executed on Jan 21 1793.
The Reign of Terror begins when Robespierre declares Terror "the order of the day."
Marie Antoinette's husband was deposed and the royal family was imprisoned. Marie Antoinette was tried, convicted of treason and executed by guillotine on 16 Oct. 1793
People began turning on Robespierre, and had him executed.
The end of the Revolution, where middle class established that only people who own properties can vote.
The last of the French Revolution changed the Government back to the way it used to be.
Was crowned in December 2nd, 1804