Napoleon’s desire for power led him to the peak of his empire but also to the end of it. His efforts to crush Great Britain and expand the French Empire made him commit three big mistakes. He was sent back to the island he was born on.
Rise of Napoleon and Creation of an Empire
1789 - 1799
Born on the island of Corsica, Napoleon was a general of part of military during the French Revolution. He won the war and was a hero. He crown himself Emperor.
Meeting of the Estates-General
May 5, 1789
1789, King Louis XVI call the "Meeting of the Estates-General" on May 5, 1789. It was the first estates general call sense 1614. He call this meeting because the French were having financial problems.
Tennis Court Oath
June 20, 1789
On June 20th, 1789, the members of the French Estates-General for the Third Estate, who had begun to call themselves the National Assembly, took the Tennis Court Oath. They vowed not to separate. Also to reassemble wherever circumstances require.
Storming of the Bastille
14 July 1789
On 14 July 1789, a prison on the east side of Paris. (aka the Bastille) was attacked by an angry mob. The prison had become a symbol of the monarchy's dictatorial rule.
Reign of Terror
1793 - 1794
The Reign of Terror or The Terror is the name of an event by some during the French Revolution after the First French Republic was established. It was where 40,000 people were gillotined (I hope that is a word). An under the rule of Maximilion Robespierre.
Congress of Vienna
1814 - 1815
The Congress of Vienna was a meeting because of the wars Napoleon start. Sense there was no goverment at the time. They created a congress.