The king would call for a meeting when he needed advice. there were three estates, the clergy, the noblemen, and everyone else. it soon turned into tne national assembly which would make their own laws
the rise of napoleon and creation of an empire
1789 - 1799
Napoleon bonaparte was a military leader that conquered most of europe at the time. after King Louis death Napoleon was elected the new leader and he started an empire.
tennis court oath
june 20, 1789
the people from the national assembly found that they were locked out of their building so they instead held their meetings in a tennis court.
the storming of the bastille
july 14, 1789
the fortress called bastille was used to protect paris but about 1000 men from the third class attacked it this attack was meant to overthrow king Louis.
The reign of terror
September 5 ,1792 - September, 1798
France was in a civil war and they but on september 5th the French government decided to make the "terror" order which meant they could use brutal force against anyone opposing. this led to many executions.
Napoleons empire collapses
1806 - 1812
Napoleons thirst for power led to his downfall against many countries who teamed up against france while they were at their weakest.
the congress of Vienna
November, 1814 - June, 1815
Vienna was a capital city of austria where many people would converge. many of the travellers were kings and queens so eventually they would host balls, hunting parties, and hot air balloon displays