French Revolution


the meeting of the Estates General

may 5, 1789

The meeting was called because of the government of France was having financial issues.

the tennis court oath

June 20, 1789

When members of the French Estates-General for the Third Estate started to become the National Assembly took an oath in an indoor tennis court. The Estates General were called to address the crisis.

storming of the bastille

july 14, 1789

This occurred in Paris, France when a prison was attacked by an angry mob. After that the prison became a symbol of the Monarchy's dictatorial rule. It was a defined moment of the revolution.

the reign of terror

september, 1793 - july, 1794

When 400,000 people that were suspected of being a traitors were beheaded. The main reason why the reign of terror started is because
Maximilien Robespierre was crazy about the end of the monarchy. It begain shortly after the death of Louis XVI.

rise of napoleon and creation of an empire

1799 - 1804

the congress of Vienna

November, 1814 - June, 1815

it was a meeting between the European ambassadors that was held in Vienna. The goal was to resize the main power so that they could make peace. They wanted to achieve this goal by solving the critical issues.