Poor harvest, high grain prices, and King's wife spend plenty of the money on fashion habits (her hair).
1788 - 1789
Represented royal authority in the center of Paris. Its falling was the flashpoint of the french revolution.
Napoleon's Rise to Power
1789 - 1799
Was a french military leader and emperor who conquered most of Europe. Brought much power to France.
1789 - 1815
Overthrew leaders of the revolution. Carried out by exiled french nobles.
Meeting of the Third Estate to overthrow the government. Was called to deal with France's financial problems.
Creation of National Assembly
06/20/1789 - 1791
Created the National Assembly of France.
Tennis Court Oath
Oath made by third estate french men in a tennis court which signified the first time that french citizens formally stood in opposition to Louis XVI.
07/15/1789 - 08/3/1789
Peasant's rebellion against famine. Massacre of nobles and clergy
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
A constitution of France that states the rights of the citizens
Important Actions of the National Convention
09/20/1792 - 10/26/1795
Comprised the constitutional and legislative assembly. Held executive power.
Important Napoleonic Reforms
1793 - 1799
Equality of all in the eyes of the law
No recognition of privileges of birth
Freedom of religion
Separation of the church and state
Freedom to work in any occupation of one's choice
Strengthening family by:
Placing father as head of the family
Restricting ground of divorce to adultery, conviction of a serious crime, and grave insults, excessed or cruelty.
It also preserved social aims of the Revolution.
It protected the intrests of the rising middle class.
It guarenteed civil liberties
Execution of LouisXVI
Signified end of monarchy in France.
Reign of Terror
09/05/1793 - 07/28/1794
Period of violence in France in which many rival factions fought with each other. There were many mass executions of enemies of the revolution.
Invasion of Russia
Turning point of the Napoleonic Wars. Reduced French and invading Ally forces. This severely weakened France.
Exile to Elba
Napoleon was exiled to Elba.
Congress of Vienna
11/01/1814 - 06/08/1815
Conference of European ambassadors to settle the many issues arising from the French Revolutionary wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the Dissolution of the holy Roman Empire.
Battle of Waterloo
Imperial army under command of Napoleon was defeated, ending Napoleon's rule.