Glorious Revolution ~ French Revolution

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Louis XIV came to power in France

1643

John Locke's Book, Two Treaties of Government, was published.

1689

William and Mary were crowned co-rules in England. Glorious Revolution.

1689

Montesquieu published On the Spirit of Laws

1748

Voltaire, political satirist, wrote Candide.

1759

The Second Continental congress issued the Declaration of Independence.

1776

The Constitutional Convention held its first session.

May 25, 1787 - September 17, 1787

Delegates to the Second Constitutional Convention approved the new Constitution.

September 17, 1787

Sieyes suggested things to the Third Estate delegates

January 1789

Louis XVI called for a meeting of the Estates General.

May 5, 1789

The Tennis Court Oath

June 20, 1789

The Storming of the Bastille

July 14, 1789

The National Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of Man

August 26, 1789