French Revolution Timeline

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Financial Crisis of 1787-1789

1787 - 1789

Explanation: All the debt piled up from the 7 year war. They were bankrupt, and just at a loss of money.
How does it support the Declaration of the Rights of Man?: It supports the Declaration because they used the law #13. Because they raised taxes and called it contributions for maintaining public forces.

Creation of National Assembly

1789

Explanation: During the Estates- General meeting, the 3rd assembly did not want to be apart of the estates anymore, so it broke away and was on its own and made itself into an assembly of the people.
How does it support the Declaration of the Rights of Man?: I think this goes with #11 on the Declaration because the third estate has the power and choice to break away from the other estates but if something goes wrong or if something happens, it is their fault.

Estates General

1789

Explanation: The Estates-General was organized into three estates, the first estate was clergy, the second, nobility, and the third was commoners. The Estates-General ordered its first meeting, and during this meeting, the third Estate broke away from the other estates and establishes itself as a National Assembly
How does it support the Declaration of the Rights of Man?: It goes against the Declaration because in #16 they say that a society where the laws are not followed has no constitution at all. When the 3rd estate broke away they were not following the expectations of the society.

Great Fear

1789

Explanation: a period of time where riots and panic were starting by peasants and others. This was because the king wanting to overthrow the third estate. Some peasants rose against their lords, and started to destroying important documents.
How does it support the Declaration of the Rights of Man?: This supports it because it goes with #14 where everyone has a say in everything and in the Great fear, the men and women were starting riots to try and have a say in this idea.

Creation of National Convention

June 17, 1789 - July 9, 1789

Explanation: As the French Revolution was changing, decisions over what to do about the monarchy were beginning to form new questions and ideas. So they created a new representative body called the National Convention to decide what to do about the monarchy.
How does it support the Declaration of the Rights of Man?: In #6 is says how each citizen has a right to participate and give their ideas. So by creating a new representative body, more people had a say in the monarchy.

Tennis Court Oath

June 20, 1789

Explanation: An oath taken by deputies and representatives from the Third Estate. These deputies were locked out of their usual meeting space and decided to meet at a tennis court. They took an oath to separate until a written constitution was established for France.
How does it support the Declaration of the Rights of Man?: it supports the Declaration because it expanded the rights for citizen.

Storming Bastille

July 14, 1789

Explanation: The people of Paris stormed the Bastille in search of gunpowder for their weapons. They heard that there was gunpowder at the Bastille and went over there to find the ammunition.
How does it support the Declaration of the Rights of Man?: Every man deserves liberty, property, security, and resistance. #2 on the Declaration. Men and women deserve to have the security so they stormed the Bastille in search of their property (gunpowder) and the individual freedom of those unjustly arrested.

Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

August 26, 1789

Explanation:The representatives of French people, organized as a National Assembly, discussing the rights of men and women and how these rights could, and would, contribute to their government, and society.
How does it support the Declaration of the Rights of Man?: Well, it goes with it because they are both the same thing, and it talks about the rights of humans and how it could make the society better.

Counter Revolution

1792 - 1797

Explanation: Counter Revolution is anyone who opposes a revolution. One counter revolution during the French Revolution was made up of many different groups. All these people were opposed to the French Revolution and always tried to change its course.
How does it support the Declaration of the Rights of Man?: #11 states that you have the right to have an opinion, but you are responsible for what it may bring you.

Napoleon’s Rise to Power

1792 - 1804

Explanation: He brought the French Revolution to an end in 1799. He rose quickly because of what he did in the French army. In 1792 he was a captain, in 1794 he was made a brigadier general, 1796 he was a commander of the French armies in Italy, and in 1797, he returned to France as a hero and was given command of an army to invade Britain. He then became the first consul and got to control the whole government. In 1802 he was announced consul for life. Two years later he crowned himself Emperor Napoleon I.
How does it support the Declaration of the Rights of Man?: I don’t really think this supports the Declaration because this is just a man or leader with his life accomplishments. It doesn't really help support anything in the Declaration.

Important Actions of the National Convention

September 21,1792 - October 26, 1795

Explanation: There were many important actions of the National Convention. These actions helped make the National Convention what it was.

Execution of Louis XVI

Jan 21,1793

Explanation: he was killed through execution. He was found guilty by the national convention and was then executed.
How does it support the Declaration of the Rights of Man?: Louis XVI was declared guilty after being found not guilty. Every man is declared non guilty until proven guilty. (#9) Louis XVI was declared guilty and that is why he was executed.

Reign of Terror

September 5, 1793 - July 28, 1794

Explanation: Thousands of people were executed.‘Terror' got out of hand. Men and women all over were killed because people thought that the they were all traitors of the French Revolution. Beheaded anyone who was a threat to the current policies.
How does it support the Declaration of the Rights of Man?: Every man has a right to an opinion, #10, every man should not be judged on their opinion and just because they state their opinion doesn't mean they should be punished for it.

Invasion of Russia

June 24, 1812 - December 14, 1812

Explanation: Napoleon led his army, “Grande Armée” into Russia. His army was pretty much wiped out after 6 months due to the harsh weather conditions. The lost of food, cold temperatures and diseases. This was one of the biggest mistakes Napoleon made and it was one of his lasts.
How does it support the Declaration of the Rights of Man?: This is another event where I don't think it supports the Declaration because this is just about Napoleon again and his army.

Exile to Elba

April 11, 1814

Explanation: after Napoleon's invasion of Russia, he was exile to Elba. He managed to escape Elba and returned to power. Although he returned to power, after he was defeated in the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon spent the last six years of his life in the British island of Saint Helena.
How does it support the Declaration of the Rights of Man?: Just talks about Napoleon's life and his exile.

Congress of Vienna

September 1814 - June 1815

Explanation: Kings and Queens discussed ways to maintain peace after years of rebellion and warfare
How does it support the Declaration of the Rights of Man?: Well this could support a lot of the Declaration because the kings and Queens are trying to create peace and liberty for everyone.

Battle of Waterloo

June 18, 1815

Explanation: Where Napoleon’s forces were defeated by the British and Prussians, After this battle, Napoleon failed to continue his duty and later died in exile.
How does it support the Declaration of the Rights of Man?: This is another event about Napoleon and his battles and about how he died so it doesn't really support the Declaration.