The french government was having financial issues. King Louis XVI called a meeting of the Estates General to discuss these matters. The first and second estate voted against the third estate. The third estate broke away from the other estates.
The tennis court oath
June 20 1789
The third estate met in an indoor tennis court. In there they all took an oath not to disband until a new french constitution has been created
The Storming Of the Bastille
July 14, 1789
Many people were suffering because of the kings choice. A crowd of people who were armed with weapons crowded around Bastille. The governor was taken
the Reign of Terror
September 5, 1793 - July 28, 1794
Armies surrounded France on all sides. Revolutionary government decided to take harsh measures against those who were suspected. Maximilian led this.
The rise of Napoleon and Creation of an Empire
1799 - 1804
Napoleon was a military leader who led many soldiers in the French Revolution. He took the crown from the Pope. The French like him a lot.
Napoleon's Empire Collapses
May 18, 1804 - December 2, 1804
Napoleon was obsessed with power. He tried to take control of Great Britain. He made three huge mistakes. After these mistakes his empire was very weak. His enemies took advantage of his weakness. Then his empire fell.
The Congress of Vienna
November 1814 - June 1815
An assembly that reorganized Europe after Napoleonic wars. This happened before the Waterloo and the defeat of Napoleon. Europe understood this settlement the most out of all of the other they ever had.