French Revolution History Project


Financial Crisis of 1787-1789

Jul 1, 1787

A loss of confidence in the French Revolution with the country's currency and other financial assets.

Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen


A fundamental document including the history of human rights.

Estates General


an assembly of the estates of all France, the last meeting they had was in 1789.

Creation of National Assembly

June 1789

The body constituted by the French Third Estate in June 1789

Tennis Court Oath

June 20, 1789

An event during the first couple days of the French Revolution in which 576 out of the 577 members of the French Third Estate.

Storming of the Bastille

Jul 1, 1789

Occurred in Paris and represented royal authority in the center of Paris.

The Great Fear

July 19 1789

A time period during the French Revolution that was full of panic and riot by peasants and others' rumors of an artistic conspiracy by the king and the right to overthrow the Third Estate.

Creation of National Convention

September 20, 1792

A convention held every four years to nominate a presidential candidate.