Louis XVI begins his 18 year reign.
The 3rd Estate elected delegates and declared themselves the rightful National Assembly.
The National Assembly abolished feudalism, demanded the natural rights, and demanded end to estate discrimination. They also passed the Constitution of 1791, which established a limited monarchy and encouraged free trade.
Louis XVI had wracked up great debt for France, and the French were discontent with following him. The Enlightenment ideas inspired the 3rd Estate to question their situation. The last time it was called into session was 1614.
Parisians stormed the Bastille, a prison for political prisoners. It quickly became a symbol of the Revolution. They freed 7 prisoners (5 regular criminals and 2 madmen) and collected gun powder and weapons. It is still a huge celebration today!
The Declaration of the Rights of Man abolished feudalism, established the natural rights, and demanded an end to estate discrimination.
The Constitution of 1791 established a limited monarchy and encouraged free trade.
They were headed toward the Luxembourg border, but the King was recognized at Varennes, near the border.
The Legislative Assembly was the power in charge after the National Assembly and before the National Convention.
The National Convention abolished the monarchy on September 22, 1792.
The National Convention voted to execute after conclusively proving Louis' encouragement of foreign intervention.
The Committee for Public Safety had over 300,000 people arrested and 16,000 - 50,000 executed.
Marat was killed by Charlotte Corday.
Thousands of people were beheaded and even more were arrested nationwide.
Marie Antoinette was one of the most hated women in all of France.
Robespierre was executed without trial.
The Directory was a body of five Directors that held executive power in France.
80% of the people of France's income was spent on bread alone.
The women marched on Versailles as a spontaneous demonstration for bread and food. They demanded that the king to return to the capital.