The meeting of the Estates General was held in 1789 by King Louis XVI to discuss with the Estates General on what to do about the French debt.
The Tennis Court Oath
June 20, 1789
Members of the french third estate took the Tennis court oath on June 20th, 1789. Vowing, "To not separate, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established."
The storming of the bastille
July 14, 1789
The Bastille was a state prison on the east side of Paris. The Bastille, was attacked by a large crowd of angry people on 14 July, 1789. The prison become a symbol of the monarchy's dictatorial rule and the event became one of the defining moments in the Revolution that followed.
The Reign of Terror
Sep 5, 1793 - Jul 28, 1794
The reign of terror was 11 months during the French Revolution. There was a lot of violence during this time and it was caused by conflicts between the Girondins and the Jacobins. French citizens who disagreed with the revolution were executed at the guillotine. A guillotine was a device used to behead people.
The rise of Napoleon and Creation of an Empire
1799 - 1804
Napoleon Bonaparte seized political power in France in a 1799 coup d’état. In 1804 he crowned himself as emperor. Napoleon controlled European and global affairs for more than a decade while leading France. He also did this while leading France from a series of alliances in the Napoleonic Wars.
Napoleon's Empire Collapses
April 11, 1814
Napoleon Bonaparte's army was becoming weaker and many other countries realized it. His empire collapsed due to a fail of one of his military campaigns. One of the mistakes he made was invading Russia.
The Congress of Vienna
November 1814 - June 1815
The Congress of Vienna was a meeting held between ambassadors of European states, the meeting was held so that there was balance among European powers again. They also wanted to prevent any future wars and maintain peace and stability in Europe.