This meeting was called because Louis XVI couldn't impose new taxes without it.
Named for the fact that they were locked out of their hall and had to meet in a tennis court, the Tennis Court Oath was a vow never to disband until they had drafted a new constitution.
Angered by the king, eight thousand Parisians stormed the Bastille to arm themselves.
The members of the Committee of Public Safety ruled almost dictatorially.
Napoleon restored order, setting up a civil service system, improving the city, and reversing the Revolution's bans to make religion legal again.
While Napoleon was in exile, representatives from various lands met in Vienna, where they planned how to build a stable continent from the ruins of Napoleon's empire.
At the battle of Waterloo, Napoleon was defeated. Europe returned to some of its old ways.