King Louis XVI called this meeting because of money problems. Each group got one vote. this was unfair because most people belonged to one group. They argued for many days, and finnaly the third group decided to make there own laws and run the country.
Storming of the Bastille
The Bastille was a political prison in the middle of Paris. It represented the monarchs abuse of power and when it was attacked on July 14 it basically started the French Revolution.
Tennis Court Oath
King Louis XVI didn't like what this group, now called the National Assembly, was doing so he closed down their building. They decided to meet on a local tennis court. They took an oath there to keep meeting until the king took them seriously.
the reign of terror
Sep 5, 1793 - Jul 28, 1794
This was a time when many massacres and public executions happened. Many politicians felt a sense of emergency and decided to take violence into their own hands.
rise of napoleon and creation of an empire
Napoleon 1 was a French military leader. He rose through the ranks during the French Revolution and took total power as Emperor in 1804.
Napoleon's Empire Collapses
1812 - 1814
Napoleon's desire for power caused him to make big mistakes. The biggest one was when he tried to invade Russia. The temperatures were very cold and the Russian army attacked the French instead. Lots of other coutries joined with Russia and France lost the war.
congress of vienna
This was a meeting of Ambassadors of Europe to try to form a peace plan for Europe. They thought if they settled problems from the French Revolutionary War and the wars of Napoleon they would have peace. The paperwork was signed nine days before Napoleon's final defeat.