Riots due to the exponential increase in the cost of grains
Called in times of extreme political, social or finical instability, the Estates General sae all three estates convene under one roof. From the First and Second Estates, there were 561 representatives, and a further 578 from the Third. They discussed the need for more frequent meetings, the abolition of the 'lettres de cahet', to disband taxation without consent and freedom of the press
The Third Esate, in their frustration, declared themselves the National Assembly to take back control of their own taxation and affairs
Amongst fears that the a revolution was immenent, the King called a Royal Session for the Estates to 'clear the air'
Sieged large political prison in Paris
Outlined the basic rights every French men should have such as freedom of speech, their merits be judged on skill not status, all men are born equal and no individual should have control over their fellow man
King Leopold II and Holy Roman Emporer Francis II signed the Declaration of Pilnitz, announcing that if other European leaders were to intervene in the revolution they would join to restore King Louis XVI to the throne
Allowed for imprisonment with trial by jury during Reign of Terror
In order to intimidate the revolution, Austria and Prussia joined forces.
The National Convention was created to replace the Legislative Assembly
Outlined in the Constitution of 1795, the Directory was created with five members- Barras, Carnot, Reubell, Le Tourner and La-Reveilliere Lepeux
Organised by Napoleon, the coup sought to replace the Directory with a more effective Consulate.
Following the Coup 18 Brumaire on the 9th of November 1799, the Consulate was formed