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Formation of National Assembly

May 1789

Estate General called. Third estate kicked out. The Tennis Court Oath

Moderate Phase

May 1789 - September 1792

Storming of the Bastille

July 14 1789

The Great Fear

17 July 1789 - 3 August 1789

Woman March on Versailles

5 October 1789

Legislative Assembly

1791 - 1792

Growth of Political Clubs (Jacobins, Girondists, Feuillants)
War Against France

The Radical Phase

1792 - 1795

National Convention

Constitutional Crisis

10 August 1792

Tulleries Palace Stormed

Abolition of the Monarchy

September 1792

September Massacres

September 1792

Wave of killing. Fear that prisoners would join foreign armies. Prisoners murdered.

Execution of Louis XVI

27 January 1793

Reign of Terror

April 1793 - July 1794

Lead by the Committee of Public Safety and Robespierre

Thermidorian Reaction

27 July 1794

Coup. Robespierre and Saint Juste executed.

The Directory

1795 - 1799

Bicameral legislation. Corrupt. Powers divided between a Directory of 5 members and a legislature, the Five Hundred.

Napoleonic Era

1799 - 1815

Not always counted as part of the revolution

Emperor of France

May 18 1804

Referendum. 3.5 million to 2500 votes.

Battle of Nations at Leipzig

October 1813

First Defeat

Abdication

April 1814

100 days

March 19 1815 - July 15 1815

Returns from Exile for one hundred days after Louis XVIII leave Paris.

Battle of Waterloo

July 15 1815

Surrenders to the army of the Seventh Coalition