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financial crisis of 1787

1787 - 1789

from 1756–1783 France builds up a big debt due to there participation in the Seven Years War and American Revolution
this goes against the principals laid out in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen because the debt that Louis xvi built up dug the country into a hole and ruined life for alot of its citizens.

the french counter revolution

02/01/1789 - 02/02/1815

in the begining of the revolution there were alot of little skirmishes like political debates that got heated.but All of this internal division, combined with foreign opposition after a while turned into the Counter-Revolution. this defiled the principals of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen because the choices of the rich and powerful thrust the common folk into a long bloody counter revolution.

Estates-General of 1789

may 5 1789 - June 23 1789

in the year 1789 there was a meeting called the estates general this was there first meeting since 1614. the estates general is an assembly that represents the French estates of the country: the clergy, the nobles, and the common people. they were brought together by King Louis XVI to solve his government's financial issues, the Estates-General met for several weeks in May and June 1789 but came to a disagreement. It was brought to an end when some of the common people created a National Assembly, this started the French Revolution. this action supports the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen because every man has the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness and this was the common peoples way of pursuing that.

National Assembly

june 17 1789 - july 9 1789

During the French Revolution, the National Assembly, which existed from June 17, 1789 to July 9, 1789, was a transitional assembly between the Estates-General and the National Constituent Assembly.

The Tennis Court Oath

june 20 1789 - june 21 1789

The Tennis Court Oath was a major event in the beginning of the French Revolution. The Oath was a pledge signed by 576 of the 577 members from the Third Estate that were locked out of a Estates-General meeting in June of 1789. They held there conference inside a tennis court in the city of Versailles.
this event clearly goes along with the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen because again it is the lower class seeking there life liberty and pursuit of happyness.

Storming of the Bastille

july 14 1789 - july 15 1789

Bastille in Paris, France was stormed in the early hours of July 14 1789. The large fortress and prison in Paris was a symbol of royal authority in Paris. the prison was only holding seven inmates at the time of the storming, its fall was the start of the French Revolution. this is also an act of the common peoples of france seeking life liberty and happiness.

The Great Fear

july 17 1789 - august 3 1789

The Great Fear was a horrific event that took place from July 17 to 1789. It happened in France at the start of the French Revolution. since the worsening grain shortage of the spring there was a growing unrest in the common people. There were rumors that bands of armed men were roaming the country side
scared peasants in response to such rumors armed themselves and in some places, attacked manor houses. Fear of the peasant revolt was a deciding factor in the decision to abolish feudalism. this supports the declaration I believe because everyone has the right to protect themselves and there belongings including food.

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

august 26 1789 - january 1 2013

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is a major document and part of the French Revolution and in the history of human rights. its the french version of the declaration of Independence and makes claims such as every man has the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness it was created on august 26 1789

National Convention

September 20 1792 - October 25 1795

In the time of the French Revolution, the National Convention which was made up of the constitutional and legislative assembly sat from 20 September 1792 to 26 October 1795. It had executive power in France in the first few years of the French First Republic. this goes along with the declaration because this convention was a more even and fair way of ruling france.

Important actions of the national convention.

september 20 1792 - october 26 1795

Important actions of the national convention.

Conventions works were great in all branches of public affairs. they saved France from a civil war and invasion, it founded the system of public education, created institutions of capital importance, and established the social and political gains of the Revolution.

The execution of Louis XVI

January 21 1793 - January 22 1793

Louis XVI was decapitated by a guillotine he was executed on 21 January 1793 in Paris. It was a major event of the French Revolution. Louis was arrested on August 10 1792 after the fall of the monarchy he was tried for high treason by the National Convention. His execution made him the first victim of the Reign of Terror. although this act helped the people of france it still went against the declaration because they took away his right to life.

Reign Of Terror

september 5 1793 - July 28 1794

The Reign of Terror was a period of violence that occurred after the French Revolution. it was a time of mass executions of "enemies of the revolution". The death toll ranged in the tens of thousands, with a whopping 16,594 executed by guillotine. as I stated in the execution of king louis part, I believe that this goes against the declaration because it is the taking of a human life.

Important Napoleonic reforms

jan 1 1799 - jan 1 1821

napoleon had many reforms having to do with the church and state, the economy, and legal and education. these reforms changed France forever.

napoleons rise

jan 1 1799 - jan 1 1800

Napoleon returned from the Egyptian Campaign in 1799. Despite defeats in Egypt, Napoleon returned a hero. supported by his army he collaborated in a plan to overthrow the Directory and establish his empire. By 1800 Napoleon had completed his goal and was now in a position of total power. Napoleon goes with and against the declaration because he created a wealthy and nice country to live in for his people but he was a cruel leader and often killed many of his own men.

The French Invasion of Russia

jan 1 1812 - jan 1 1813

it was a turning point during the Napoleonic Wars. It reduced the French and allied invasion forces to a tiny fraction of their initial strength and caused a major shift in European politics because it dramatically weakened French rule in europe.

Congress of Vienna

sept 1 1814 - june 30 1815

The Congress of Vienna was a conference of ambassadors from European states led by an Austrian guy named Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, It was held in Vienna from September 1814 to June 1815. The main goal of the Congress was to settle the great number of issues arising from the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the ending of the Holy Roman Empire.

Exile to Elba

jan 1 1815 - march 1 1815

Napoleon offered to step down from the throne in favor of his son. his offer was rejected and he relinquished power and was sent to Elba

Battle of Waterloo

18 june 1815 - 19 june 1815

An Imperial French army under the command of Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition. The defeat at Waterloo ended napoleons rule as Emperor of the French,and it also marked the end of his Hundred Days return from exile.