In 1789, King Louis XVI called for a meeting of the Estates General. The Estates General was composed of representatives from all 3 estates. He called for the meeting due to the french governments financial problems.
The Tennis Court Oath
June 20th, 1789
The tennis court oath was an oath performed by the National Assembly. It happened when the third estate agreed with the other estates to meet up. The other estates revolted by locking the door and the third estate acted by breaking in and agreeing not to separate whatever the circumstance.
Storming of the bastille
July 14th, 1789
The storming of the Bastille is when a state prison was ambushed by the peasants and robbed of their guns and the heads of state officials. Anyone who seemed suspicious was killed too.
The Reign of Terror
September 5, 1793 - July 27, 1794
The Reign of terror was a time period of mass killing where there were around 40,000 deaths from the time ranging from September 5th, 1793 to July 27, 1794
The Rise of Napoleon & Creation of an Empire
November, 1799 - December 2nd, 1804
Napoleon Bonaparte was a french general born on the island of Corsica. He then made it up the ranks to military general. When he gained enough power he crowned himself emperor.
The Congress of Vienna
November, 1814 - June, 1815
The allies redrew the map and restored the kings back to Europe.
Napoleon's Empire Collapses
June 18th, 1815
This occurred when Napoleon's greed lead him to his fall on the battle of Waterloo to great Britain, he was then exiled to the islands of st. Helena where he later died at.