a pledge that was signed in the early days of the french revolution
the meeting of the estates general
may 5th 1789 - 1799
was a general assasembly representing the french estates of the realm.
the storming of the Bastille
July 14 1789
a violent attack on the government by the people of france signaled the start of the revolution.
the reign of terror
Sep 5, 1793 - Jul 28, 1794
pyramid of the french revolution in which multiple massacres occurred.
rise of napoleon and creation of an empire
1799 - 1804
Born on the island of Corsica, Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the military during the French Revolution (1789-1799). After seizing political power in France in a 1799 coup d'état, he crowned himself emperor in 1804.Nov 9, 2009
napoleon empire collapses
Knowing of France's weakness, the other main powers of Europe declared war on the French Empire. Eventually, in April 1814, Napoleon surrendered and gave up the French throne, ending his reign. Napoleon had a great desired to defeat Britain.
the congress of vienna
November 1814 - June 1815
was a meeting of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens von Metternich, and held in Vienna .