The members of what they began to call the national assembly took the tennis court oath. They vowed "not to separate, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established.The Estates-General had not been assembled since 1614, and its deputies drew up long lists of grievances and called for sweeping political and social reforms.
The King Louis XVI called a Meeting of the Estates General. It was the first meeting since 1614. The meeting was used to discuss financial problems.
The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris, France, on the afternoon of 14 July 1789. The medieval fortress, armory, and political prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Paris. The Bastille was a fortress built in the late 1300s to protect Paris during the Hundred Years' War.
During this period, people perceived to be against the Revolution were publicly executed by guillotine.Between June 1793 and the end of July 1794, there were 16,594 official death sentences in France, of which 2,639 were in Paris. Maximilien Robespierre, one of the most prominent leaders in the French Revolution and the key figurehead in Reign of Terror, is executed along with more than a dozen of his allies.
Intro Napoleon was extremely worried about his empire after his death. Without a heir, the empire would collapse. He divorced his current childless wife and married another, Marie Louise who gave birth to Napoleon II. Napoleon's Costly Mistakes Napoleon's desire for power ended up destroying his empire .
Born on the island of Corsica, Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the military during the French Revolution.After seizing political power in France in 1799 he crowned himself emperor in 1804. He wanted all the power.
The Congress of Vienna (German: Wiener Kongress) was a meeting of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens von Metternich, and held in Vienna from November 1814 to June 1815, though the delegates had arrived and were already negotiating by late September 1814.