French Revolution


The Rise of Napoleon and Creation of an Empire

1789 - 1799

Napoleon, born on the island of Corsica, rose through the ranks of the military during the french revolution. after he seized political power, he crowned himself emperor.

the Meeting of the Estates General

May 5th, 1789 - 1799

Louis XVI called a meeting of the estate generals. The reason that he called the meeting was because he financial problems

The Tennis Court Oath

June 20th, 1789

This was about how these French Estates-General for the Third Estate were suppose to come up with something and wouldn't leave the tennis court until they think of something

The storming of the Bastille

July 14, 1789

Bastille was captured and the rebellion begins. a state prison on the east side of Paris was attacked by mob that was aggressive and mad. The prison had become a symbol of the monarchy's dictatorial rule. This event became one of the defining moments in the next revolution

The Reign Of Terror

Sep 5, 1793 - Jul 28, 1794

this was the name that it was given after the first french republic was established. The Terror had an economic side, price controlled measure, and a religious side

The Congress of Vienna

November 1814 - June 1815

This was a meeting of ambassadors of the European states which was chaired by Austrians statesman. They were held in Vienna. This was even though the delegates had already arrived and negotiated.