The call of the estates ended the Old Regime. The Clergy made up the First Estate, nobility made up of the second estate, and bourgeoisie, farmers, craftsmen, and peasants were the Third estate. The king was considered part of no estate.
Tennis Court Oath
June 17, 1789
After they got removed from the Old regime the Third Estate forms the National Assembly. They then swear to the Tennis Court saying that they will not leave until.
Storming of the Bastille
July 14, 1789
This violent attack on the government by the people of France signaled the start of the French Revolution. The Bastille was a fortress built in the late 1300s to protect Paris during the Hundred Years' War.
Declaration of the Rights of Man
August 26, 1789
The Declaration of the Rights of Man states that all men are equal under law. Women and children were not affected by this document.
Women’s March on Versailles
October 5, 1789
Parisian market women marched in to Versailles to protest about the little amount and high price of bread.
Royal family’s attempt to flee to Austria
June 20, 1791
King Louis XVI trys to flee with his family from France but get caught at Varennes. They get sent back to Paris where the King has to go on a trial.
French Revolution Wars
April 20, 1792 - March 25, 1802
Revolutionary France was considered dangerous by the other European monarchies who viewed it with both fear and anger.
Execution of the King Louis XVI
January 21, 1793
After the king loses his trial he is sentenced to death. He is executed by the guillotine.
Reign of Terror
September 1793 - July 1794
1000s of people are sentenced to death by execution that is caused by conflict between two political parties the Jacobins, and the Girondins. The leader of the Jacobins, Maximilien becomes the new leader of the Revolution.
Execution of Robespierre
July 27 1794
He was the leader of the Jacobins and is executed and the power of the Jacobins fall with Robespierre. The Girondins gain more power as a result.