Mr hydes cool timeline


Financial crisis of 1787-1789

1787 - 1789

1756–1783 France builds up enormous debt by participating in the Seven Years’ War and American Revolution
November 2, 1783 Louis XVI appoints Charles de Calonne controller general of finance
February 22, 1787 Assembly of Notables convenes, rejects Calonne’s debt-relief proposals

Great fear


Peasants start the French revolution and get worried that Louis XVI might do something to them, waiting for repercussions.

Estates General


Was the first meeting since 1614 of the French Estates-General a general assembly representing the French estates of the realm: the clergy- First Estate, the nobles-Second Estate, and the common people-Third Estate.

Creation of National Assembly

June 17, 1789 - July 9, 1789

It’s the change from the Estates to the National Constituent Assembly.(the big swap)

Tennis Court Oath

17 June 1789 - 20 June 1789

it was the meeting that made sure that everyone was on board for being the national assembly only one person didn't sign the oath.

Storming Bastille

14 July 1789

When the French start to get angry enough to start something and take over the prison (Bastille). They take over the prison and get the weapons they need but, then they think that Louis XVI would act upon their actions which he didn’t.

Declaration of the rights of man and the citizen


Was the new document for the over turned government. Creating equal rights for all this being there natural rights.

National Convention

20 September 1792 - 26 October 1795

France wanting to be like the rest of Europe,instead relying on the executive or legislative branches to draft successive constitutions