french revolution


the rise of napoleon and creation of an empire

1789 - 1799

the meeting of the estates general

May 5 1789

the king louis XVI called a meeting because france had financial issues.

the tennis court oath

June 20th, 1789

the people of the third estate had the tennis court oath, vowing "not to separate, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established".

the storming of the Bastille

July 14 1789

some of the people who stormed the Bastille held heads on sticks and paraded around

the reign of terror

Sep 5, 1793 - Jul 28, 1794

a period during the French Revolution after the First French Republic was established.

napoleon's empire collapses

1806 - 1812

In 1806, Napoleon set up a blockade to the rest of the European nations.In 1812 Napoleon tried to invade Russia. As the winter temperatures began to fall the Russian army attacked the French.

the congress of Vienna

November, 1814 - June, 1815

a meeting of ambassadors.