By Ethan Yu
The Estates General is called by Louis XVI. It is the first Estates General held since 1614
The Third Estate that formed the Tennis Court oath calls itself the National Assembly
The Third Estate is locked out and they go into a nearby Tennis court to create a new constitution.
The Bastille, a sign of the power of the king, is stormed and taken over by the citizens of Paris and peasants.
The beginning of the Great Fear, the peasantry revolt against feudalism and a number of urban disturbances and revolts. Many members of the aristocracy flee Paris and become emigres. Louis XVI accepts the tricolor flag.
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is written and it is adopted by the National Assembly
The women march on Versailles to get flour from the King. The King grants the flour to be delivered and shows how the King is malleable.
The nobility is abolished by the National Assembly
The parlements of France are abolished
Louis XVI is forced to return to Paris.
The king accepts the Constitution
The National Assembly is ended
The Legislative Assembly is formed. It is made up of many young, inexperienced, radical deputies
Austria and Prussia ally to fight against France
France declares war against Austria, a former ally
France is invaded by Austria and Prussia
King Louis XVI and his family is arrested
The National Convention creates a calendar not based on Christianity and is now declared the calendar of France
Power is centralized on the Committee of Public Safety