French & Haitian Revolution 20 Key Events Timeline


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January 2, 1789

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Call of the Estates Generals

May 5, 1789

King Louis XVI calls the estates generals for the first time and a long time and the nobles, the church and the others "the poor" are thier

Tennis Court Oath

June 20, 1789

After the being kicked out of the estates meeting the third estate the poor commoners swore a oath that that they would reasamble until the constitution of the kingdom was established

Storming of the Bastille

July 14, 1789

Angry revolutionaries stormed the Bastille to make a point and receive weapons

Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen

August 26, 1789

basically states that all men are equal this of course excludes women and children

March on Versailles

October 5, 1789

a riot of women complained about lack of wheat and thought that some wheat was being hidden

Civil Constitution of the Clergy

July 12, 1790

the government takes power away from church and sells some of its land for badly needed money

Royal Family attempts to flee

June 20, 1791

while king is trying to flee he is caught and forced to go to trial

Le Cap is burned to the ground by rebelling slaves.

September 26, 1791

Spain declares war against France & England and they all fight for saint domingue

may 1792

France says they will give citizenship to any slave who fights for them

june 21 1792

Execution of the King

January 21, 1793

after being sentenced to death he is killed via guillotine

Toussaint Louverture makes his historic speech to rally the blacks, signifying that the revolution lives on.

aug 1793

Reign of Terror

September 5, 1793 - July 28, 1794

thousands are killed after the fall of establishment and the Jacobins, and the Girondins fight for power

louverture abandons the Spanish army and joins with the French after the Spanish refuse to end slavery.

may 6 1794

Execution of Robespierre

July 28, 1794

leader of the Jacobins after dying the The Girondins gain more power.

Saint-Domingue "Haiti" sends 2 representatives to france

August 1796

electoral assemblies in Saint-Domingue are made to elect colonial representatives to the legislatier in France. The outcome results in positions for Laveaux and Sonthonax as deputies to the French legislature.

Fight for land in Saint-Domingue

1797 - 1798

Louverture’s army conquers most of British-occupied Saint-Domingue

Rigaud’s army conquers the British at Jérémie.

the french mess with Louverture's black army and send them back to plantations trying to bring back slavery


Louverture signs a secret alliance treaty with England

June 13, 1798

Louverture is proclaimed the colony’s Supreme Commander-in-Chief

August 30, 1800