How the French Revolution happend
major events and people that helped cause the French Revolution
Sun King's rule was noted for spending huge amounts of money on a palace at Versailles, high taxes, expensive unsuccessful wars and wastefulness
there was a big war
They decided to try a constitutional monarch.
the americans won the independence of france.
Monarch had no power over a single human after this point
the estates general was summond for seriouse bussenes.
major events of the French Revolution
The Civil constitutuion of the clergy was formed .
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
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.
october 1792. the convention decided that the king should be tried for his crimes against the country and executed.
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)
october 1793. marie was guillotned in october
January 21 1793. citizen louis capet is executed by the guillotine.
The last phase of the revolution changes the government back to a way it used to be.
Robespierre was gullotioned
This is the end of the revolution as a middle class government is established where only people who own property can vote