Overthrown following the Declaration of Pillnitz by radical labor leaders in Paris.
August 10th, 1792 - July 27th, 1794
The Committee of Public Safety
1793 - July 27th, 1794
Set up and led by Robespierre to Institute the Terror
July 27th, 1794 - November 17th, 1799
Overthrown by Napoleon and established upon Robespierre's death as part of the Thermidorian reaction to the Terror and the end of the war emergency.
1788 - June 20th, 1789
Ended with the Tennis Court Oath and the declaration of the National Assembly
The Patriot Party
June 20th, 1789 - October 4th, 1789
Supporters of a unicameral legislature and a delaying veto for the King. They one out after the Bread March on Versailles
The Court Party
June 20th, 1789 - October 4th, 1789
Favored a bicameral legislature with a full veto for the King.
October 4th, 1789 - July 27th, 1794
Overthrown by the Thermidorians.
August 27th, 1791 - May 31st, 1793
The Girondins believed the Revolution should spread, and represented moderate interests in the Convention.
The Mountain (Montagnards)
September 6th, 1792 - May 21st, 1795
The radical wing of the Jacobins that would control the Convention in its later days.
July 27th, 1794 - 1799
The reactionary group to the Terror that persecuted the Jacobins and founded the Directory.
The Resistance of the Nobles
Approx. 1788 - July 5th, 1789
The nobles refused to accept a new tax program designed to relieve the impending financial crisis.
The Estates General is Convened
May 1789 - July 14th, 1789
The Estates General formally became the Assembly after the storming of the Bastille.
The Tennis Court Oath is Issued
June 20th, 1789
This was done by the Third Estate claiming they would stay in the tennis court until a constitution had been drafted.
The Great Fear of 1789
Approx. July 1789 - 1790
The peasants rose up against the manors in fear of marauding robbers in the countryside to arm themselves and simultaneously destroy the oppressive manorial system.
The Storming of the Bastille
July 14th, 1789
The King recognized the new municipal government in Paris and took pressure off the Assembly because of this event.
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
August 26th, 1789
Proclaimed civil rights and national sovereignty for the French people.
The Bread March on Versailles
October 4th, 1789
Thousands of women marched on Versailles to demand action against inflation and forced the King to take up residence in Paris, where he recognized the Assembly.
Assembly Liquidates Church Lands
November 27th, 1789
In order to raise funds and reapportion lands, the Assembly auctioned off Church lands, which did little but give the rich more lands.
Civil Constitution of the Clergy
July 12th, 1790
This measure by the Assembly subjugated the Church to the state and was unpopular both domestically and internationally.
Attmpted Flight of the Royal Family
June 20th, 1791
This seriously hurt trust for the King and made him a hostage in his Parisian palace.
The Constitution of 1791 is Approved
September 3rd, 1791
Provided for a unicameral government with a delaying veto for the King.
Worker's Revolt in Paris
August 10th, 1792
In response to the Brunswick Manifesto, people were enraged at monarchists and stormed the Parisian palace and overthrew the Assembly in favor of the Convention.
September 1792 - October 1792
In response to the lack of government, the Parisian mobs took over the task of rooting out enemies of the revolution.
Execution of King Louis XVI
January 21, 1793
Beheaded for treason because he was in correspondence with the Austrian armies during the emergency
Girondin Civil War
Jun 1, 1793 - July 28th, 1794
The Girondins were expelled from the Convention and returned to the provinces, where they gained control and fought against Jacobin armies.
Girondins expelled from the Convention
Jun 1, 1793
Due to ideological differences with the Jacobins, who were more radical.
The Constitution of 1793 is Approved
June 24th, 1793
This Constitution was suspended until after the emergency, but by that time the Convention had lost power.
The Red Terror (Main)
September 5th, 1793 - July 28th, 1794
Instituted by Robespierre and the Committee to get rid of internal pressures during the war emergency. Some 40,000 people were killed because of it.
Emergency Economic Controls
September 5th, 1793 - July 27th, 1794
Instituted by the Committee to prevent hyperinflation and create stable food and commodity prices for the poor. It also kept wages low.
Jacobins Expelled From Power
Jul 28, 1794
Done by the Thermidorians due to the end of any need for the Terror after the war emergency was over.
The White Terror
August 1st, 1794 - June 27th, 1795
This was the persecution of the Jacobins by the Thermidorians.
The Constitution of Year III is Approved
August 22nd, 1795
This set up the bicameral government led by the Directory, which acted as the executive.
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The Declaration of Pillnitz
August 27th, 1791
Stated that Prussia and Austria would fight France if other European powers promised to help them.
War with Austria and Prussia
Approx. April 20th, 1792 - January 21st, 1793
Started by France after the Brunswick Manifesto.
The Brunswick Manifesto
July 25th, 1792
Stated that death and destruction would characterize Paris if the French Royals were harmed. Made by Austria and Prussia.
Victory at Valmy (France)
September 20th, 1792
A ragtag French army defeated an invading Austrian force to relieve pressure on Paris.
War with the Entire First Coalition
January 21st, 1793 - October 18th, 1797
Began with the execution of King Louis XVI. Included Britain, the Dutch, Austria, Prussia, Naples, Sardinia, and Spain.
France Declares War Against Britain and the Netherlands
February 1st, 1793
Done in response to the execution of Louis XVI.
Victory at Fleurus (Belgium)
June 26th, 1794
This victory ended the war emergency and led to the end of the Terror and the downfall of Robespierre.