French Revolution Timeline


Financial Crisis

1787 - 1789

The French accumulated a huge amount of debt by participating in the 7 years war.
This does not support the declaration as during this time there was not an equality between the estates.

Creation Of National Essembly

June 17, 1789

It was created to be a transitional body between the Estates-General and the National Constituent Assembly.
this does support as it supports the freedom of all people

Tennis Court Oath

June 20 1789

The Oath was a pledge signed by 576 of the 577 members from the Third Estate who were locked out of a meeting of the Estates-General
The oath itself is supported as it is the freedom of the people

Storming Bastille

July 14 1789

The Rebellion Attacked Bastille which was a prison at the time which showed that the rebellion didnt care for the royal authority.
in a way this supports it as it is bringing equality to all the estates

Great Fear

July 19 1789 - August 3 1789

People were scared that the king was bringing in foreign soldiers to kill people and the rebellion.

nothing to do with the declaration it doesnt really support or go against

Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen

26 August 1789

the first step toward writing a constitution for France. Inspired by the Enlightenment

Counter Revolution

March 1792 - 1801

March 1792. in retaliation for their opposition to war with Austria, the Feuillant were kicked out by the Girondins, who were kicked out by an alliance of Jacobins, Hebertists, and Sans-Culottes.. All of this separation, with foreign opposition added onto that , would eventually turn into a long and bloody struggle.

this HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the declaration.

Important Actions of the National Convention

September 1792 - May 1793

Girondins were purged from the Convention, abolition of monarchy and establishment of the republic. September 1792 to May 1793
no support or against the declaration

Creation of National Convention

September 20 1792 - October 26 1795

it comprised the constitutional and legislative assembly which sat from 20 September 1792 to 26 October 1795, it held executive power during the french first republic.

Execution of LouisXVI

January 21 1793

king louis XVI was executed by the guillotine on 21 January 1793 after being tried for treason.

it supports the declaration as it was a fair trial which ended in the king being exterminated.

Reign of Terror

September 5 1793 - July 28 1794

a period of violence that occurred after the french revolution between the 2 major political factions.

it goes against the declaration because it is useless killing and innocent people probably were caught up in it.

Napoleon’s Rise to Power

1799 - 1804

napoleon was a war officer who rised up the ranks very quickly in the french revolution and seized power by the means of a coup d'etat and became emperor 5 years later
it supports as it shows that everyone is equal and with hard work can get the the same place.

Important Napoleonic Reforms


Napoleon built many new lycees, schools for boys age 10 to 16.
He placed all power into the national government, ie: he centralized it.

doesnt really support or go against the declaration.

Russian Invasion


1812-Russia attacked and decimated frances troops and completely destroyed Napoleans pride of being an undefeatable genius

It supports the declaration as it shows that everyone is equal and that even the person in charge can have his pride shaken.

Estates General


A meeting in between the estates which was held to discuss tax raises

Exile to Elba

May 3 1814 - February 26 1815

Following the Treaty of Fontainebleau, French emperor Napoleon I was exiled to Elba after his forced abdication in 1814

It supports as you could technically call the treaty a trial as it was perfectly just in cause.

Congress of Vienna

September 1814 - June 1815

A conference to settle the many issues arising from the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire.

doesnt really have anything to do with the declaration.

Battle Of Waterloo

June 18 1815

The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815 near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. An Imperial French army under the command of Emperor Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition

it goes against the declaration because the british wanted to reestablish a king in france and the declaration was there to make sure there wasnt another king.