A New Order in the West: Unit 11

France

The Enlightenment Begins

1700

Food Shortage

1787

France on verge of financial collapse

1788

Louis XVI calls Estates General

May 5 1789

Third Estate declares itself National Assembly

June 17, 1789

Tennis Court Oath

Storming of the Bastille

July 14 1789

National Assembly declares end of Old Regime

August 4 1789

Declaration of the Rights of Man

August 26, 1789

women storm Versailles

October 5 1789

Capture Louis XVI

Constitutional Monarchy established

1791

Louis XVI executed

January 21 1993