Colonne, Louis XVI's minister of finances, sought to remove trade barriers and proposed new taxes that all landowners would have to pay. Colonne asked for the support of the Assembly of Notables, but they did not trust him and refused.
The voting system of the Estates General was changed. Instead of counting the overall vote of every representative, voting was done by estate. Each estate had one vote, meaning the Third Estate could be easily outvoted.
The Third Estate was able to elect double the number of representatives of the other two estates, allowing them to easily overpower if voting was done by head.
The Third Estate split from the Estates General and established the National Assembly. The Second Estate was invited to join them and, through a very close vote, agreed.
The National Assembly vowed to continue to meet until until France was given a constitution.
Large crowds stormed the Bastille to gather weapons for their militia and released the seven prisoners inside (none of which were political prisoners). Nearly 100 were killed and many were injured.
The National Assembly abolished all of the feudalistic special privileges that the nobility had formerly received.
Reflected ideas of the government of the United States and declared the freedom and equality of all citizens.
A group of over 7000 armed women marched to Versailles to demand more bread. They forced Louis and his family to return to Paris with them.
The Civil Constitution of the Clergy declared the Roman Catholic Church in France to be a branch of the government.
Banned guilds and the right to strike, called for free enterprise.
Louis and his family were disguised as peasants and attempted to flee but was discovered and was escorted back to Paris on June 24.
Austria and Prussia promised to protect the French Royal family if the other main European powers agreed. It was meaningless, though taken seriously in France.
France invaded the Austrian Netherlands
Battalions attacked the Tuileries and the Swiss Guard, a branch of the Royal Army were slaughtered, even after they were ordered to cease fire.
The monarchy is formally abolished.
King Louis was condemned to death for "conspiring against the liberty of the people and the security of the state" and was beheaded.
France declared war on Great Britain only one month after Louis' execution.
This committee was formed to carry out the executive duties of the government, but became almost a dictatorial power over time.
Drafted by the Committee of Public Safety, was heavily inspired by the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen and supported popular sovereignty.
Drafted young men into France's various wars with other European powers.
Marie Antoinette, along with other members of the royal family, were among the first victims of the Reign of Terror.
Robespierre ordered the execution of some of the extreme sans-culottes, known as enragés.
Permitted the conviction of suspects without the need of hearing evidence against them.
Members of the Convention began to resent Robespierre's powers and arrested him on July 27, 1794. He was executed the next day.
This constitution created a legislature with two houses, as the Convention noted the dangers of one house having unlimited authority.
Required two-thirds of the new Legislative Assembly to have served in the original Convention.
Actually began on May 10, 1774. Ended with the declaration of the First French Republic
Napoleon Bonaparte declared himself as First Consul