The meeting of the estates general was called because the french
government was having financial issues. the king would cal one of those
meetings when he needed advice with something. The generals did not
meet regularly because the last meeting before that was in 1614.
The tennis court oath
It was when the third estate began to call themselves the national
assembly. The king had kicked them out of the castle and they didn't like
it. So they broke into the castle and they went and had their meeting in the tennis court. That is how the tennis court oath happened.
The storming of the Bastille
The storming of the Bastille was when the national assembly stormed
through the streets of France. they broke into the prison and took all the
weapons and gun powder and killed most of the people in there, the
guards and the prison.
the reign of terror
1793 - 1794
The reign of terror was when 40,000 people got beheaded. Maximilien
Robespierre was in charge of this terrible time. He said that 40,000
people had done something against him or France but the thing is most of them were innocent.
The rise of Napoleon and Creation of an Empire
1799 - 1804
Napoleon Bonaparte seized political power in France in a 1799 coup
d’état. In 1804 he crowned himself as emperor. Napoleon controlled
European and global affairs for more than a decade while leading France. He also did this while leading France from a series of alliances in the Napoleonic Wars
napoleon's empire collapses
1812 - 1815
Napoleons empire collapsing was the battle or waterloo where he met his match the British. He had made three mistakes and he had also been more worried about getting new and more land. So that lead to lots of other people getting into france doing bad things
the congress of vienna
1814 - 1815
At the congress or Vienna the ambassadors of Europe got together and
redrew the mad of Europe. Napoleon had messed up the map. They also
had restored the kings back to France.