This is when one of the member from French Estates-General for the third estate who had begun to call themselves the National Assembly, took the Tennis Court Oath
Political crisis and rural unrest was present in France, poor people went hungry, the price increased and the poor people were broke and could not buy food
When the rumors spread lies about the royal troops occupying Paris, many paris people gathered outside the Bastille a medieval fortress used as a prison to demand weapons and gun poweder.
It was based of of the structure of the American Declaration of Independence when they got independence for natural rights to, liberty, property, security,
The Catholic Church was taken over by the National Assembly in which way they established a national church system. The French monarchy were in charge of making laws and regulations for the church
King Louis XVI of France, along with his wife Marie Antoinette decided to escape their embarrassing situation in Paris. Louis agreed he disguised himself with his family however their disguises were revealed.
It abolished many “institutions which were injurious to liberty and equality of rights." It replaced the absolute monarchy in France by a limited monarchy. Also a new assembly was in charge of making laws, collecting taxes, and deciding on affairs concerning war and peace
The National Convention was elected as a legislative body by radicals. It held the power in France. The convention voted to remove the monarchy and declare France a republic
Many executions took place against the enemies of the revolution. People who went against the ideas of the revolution were instantly put in prison and killed. if any ordinary person said someting revolutionary, they would end up at the in a blade that beheaded people. 40,000 people died during this time.
Napoleon had demonstrated made successes early on in his life. His military career was prevalent when he drove out British forces out of the French port of Toulon and when he won victories against Austrians. His successes made him even more famous
Napolean had gained much power now to seize the title Emperor of the French. Napoleon held direct to vote for in favor of his strong leadership. He promised to bring "order and stability."
The Battle of Trafalgar was fought off of Cape Trafalgar on the Spanish coasts. Napoleon and his French army decided to invade Britain. The British captured and destroyed most of their vessels. This was a major victory for Britain.
This is known as one of Napoleon's greatest victories. The battle took place near Austerlitz. Napoleon received threats from both Russia and Austria, so he abandoned his ambitions to invade England
France had dominated most of Europe by now. Napoleon replaced the king of Spain with his brother, Joseph Bonsparte. Napoleon decided to invade Portugal because they did not pay any attention to the Continental SystemFrench forces fought against the resistance, however, Spanish guerilla warfare killed a lot of the French forces. Britain helped Spain defeat France.
His Russian ally was not agreeing with his Continental System, so he made the decision to invade Russia, a mistake. He led many of his troops, the Grande Armee, into Russia. Russians burned everything as they moved East, leaving nothing for the French. Napoleon captured Moscow, but it was also destroyed. The weather was an element that did not help. The winter Killed thousands of his army. He was defeated.