The king would call a meeting of the Estates General when he wanted the advice on certain issues. This was made up of 3 groups.
1st Estate was Church members
2nd Estate was French Nobility
3rd Estate was the rest of the people
The Rise of Napoleon and Creation of an Empire
1789 - 1799
Napoleon was a French statesman and military leader. He lead several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary war
The Tennis Court Oath
Approx. June 20, 1789 - 1791
The 3rd Estate took this Oath to vow to keep meeting until they had a French Constitution
The Storming of the Bastille
July 14, 1789
The Bastille was a prison that held 7 inmates at the time. When people went there they were never to be seen again. On this afternoon unhappy French men and women gathered around the prison and demanded all weapons.
The Reign of Terror
September 5th, 1793 - July 28, 1794
To get rid of that didn't support the French Revolution.
10,000 died in jail without a trial
The Congress of Vienna
1814 - 1815
Assembly that reorganized Europe after the wars during Napoleon's reign
Napoleon's Empire Collapes
Three big mistakes that caused Napoleon's Empire Collapse was 1, Continual Systems, 2, Peninsular War and 3,. Invasion of Russia. In April 1814 he resigned his reign.