Peasants, fearful of a rising military group, heard rumors of gunpowder and weapons being stored in the Bastille. They all gather together with any weapons they could find, and stormed the place. The weapons and gunpowder were not there. This was important because it is what many see as the beginning of the French revolution. It also showed that peasants could revolt if they so needed.
The nobles and the clergy of the assembly were pressured into finally ending feudalism in France. A major contributor to this was the terror currently raging through the country. This was important because it also made way for the Declaration of the Rights of Man to be created. This also took away the rights for nobles to have servants, and other rights.
A document made shortly after the official end of Feudalism, written by the Assembly. This document declared that liberty, property, safety, and resistance against oppression were a part of their unalienable rights. This was important because it gave the people freedom to chose religion, and the choice to talk about whatever they wanted. It was a huge factor in the French revolution for its ideas.
King Louis XVI and his family, constantly getting shamed and tormented by his people, decided that he needed to flee the country. They disguised as nobles, but were found out and sent back to the castle and put under house arrest. This was important because it fueled the revolution. It also lead to some radicals starting to rise in power.
Established a form of limited monarchy instead of an absolute monarchy. A new legislative assembly was assigned, and they had the power to make laws, collect taxes, and start wars. This was important because there was finally no longer a king. This would also lead to many governmental changes in the future.
When the rulers of Austria and Prussia decided that they wanted to protect France’s monarchy, the people were not happy. They prepared for war to fight for their right to have a non-monarchy. This was important as it showed that the French would fight against threats, even if they were just bluffs.
During a very radical phase of the revolution, many people were killed in the violent outbursts of the radicals supporting it. People were slaughtered just because of rumors and speculation. Soon this lead to end of the Monarchy when the king was killed. This was extremely important as it would finally get what the French wanted; a new government.
After being caught and forced to stay in his castle against his own will, the new republic government decided that their previous king was a traitor. This lead to him being publicly executed by guillotine. This event was important because it prevented any further action against the revolution’s path like Louis was planning.
The Jacobins were a group of middle class lawyers and other intellectuals, gaining attention by the use of pamphlets and the newspaper. They were radicals, and because of this quickly gained power in the assembly. This is impo
Robespierre, one of the main radical revolutionists, was one of the contributing factors of the great fear. This time was when many were falsely accused and executed for even the smallest things. The people doing all the arresting and executing soon turned against the Committee of Public Safety, and Robespierre was executed. This was important for two reasons, one because it slowed the rate of executions and the great fear dwindled. Two, that the revolution would soon be over.