major events and people that helped cause the French Revolution
Rule of Louis XIV
1657 - 1715
Sun King's rule was noted for spending huge amounts of money on a palace at Versailles, high taxes, expensive unsuccessful wars and wastefulness
Seven year war
1763 - 1770
there was a big war
End of Monarchy
1789 - 1799
They decided to try a constitutional monarch.
The tennis court oath
The French Revolution
American Decloration of independence
the americans won the independence of france.
Fall of the Basties
major events of the French Revolution
Fudal privileges abolished
Monarch had no power over a single human after this point
The estates general was summoned
the estates general was summond for seriouse bussenes.
Civil constitution of the clergy
The Civil constitutuion of the clergy was formed .
Flight to Varennes
The King and Queen tried to escape with their childern to try to restore monachy by getting money from thier frends the aristocrates in different counries. this was thwarted by jean baptiste drouet becouse he recongnized the king. they were imprisond
october 1792. the convention decided that the king should be tried for his crimes against the country and executed.
August 1792 the king was forced to accept the new constitusion of france. the convention decided he should be trued and executed for his crimes. they were removed from the royal palace. louis and marie antoninette were both gullotined.
Louis the XVI Executed
January 21 1793. citizen louis capet is executed by the guillotine.
Marie Antoinette Executed
october 1793. marie was guillotned in october
Reign of Terror Begins
1793 - 1794
september 1793. All enemies of the Revolution and the Girondists were arrested and imprisoned. Many were arrested and guillotined. (3700 people were guillotined over one year)
Napoleon crowns himself Emperor
The last phase of the revolution changes the government back to a way it used to be.
After the French Revolution
Fall of Robespierre
Robespierre was gullotioned
The Directory first meets
This is the end of the revolution as a middle class government is established where only people who own property can vote