French revolution

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financial crisis

11/15/1786

A time that the French dug themselves into a big whole of debt. Mainly from the King and the American revolution.

Estates General

5/5/1787

Meeting of 3 different estates. society had been divided.

Napoleon’s Rise to Power

1789 - 1804

During the revolution Napoleon was an artillery officer. Eventually he ranked up and defeated the Australians. In his later years he became a ruler of France.

Tennis Court Oath

6/20/1789

memorable event in the beginning of the french revolution
actually took place on tennis court

great fear

7/14/1789

rumor of the king overthrowing the third estate

Storming Bastille

7/14/1789

was church, became prison

declaration of the rights

8/20/1789 - 8/26/1789

Document of human rights

Creation of National Assembly

10/1789

body constituted by the french

Counter revolution

1792 - 1797

Counterrevolution was a group of people who formed their own revolution and were apposed to the French Revolution.

National convention

1792 - 1795

National Convention was the beginning of the legislature of France.

Reign of Terror

1793 - 1794

A time period during the French Revolution when Thousands of people had been executed.

Execution of LouisXVI

1/21/1793

Execution of the king of france, took place at the Place de la Révolution (Revolution square)