Occured because of the National Assembly. Made an oath which was named the Tennis Court Oath
The Meeting of the Estates General
May 5, 1789
Meeting of Estates- Generals and Third State. Third Estate demanded that each deputy have one vote. Nobles and Clergys helped out. June 17, 1789, they call themselves a National Assembly.
Storming of Bastille
July 14th, 1789
Mob of Paristons stormed the Bastille, an armory, and a prison in Paris, and dismantled it, brick by brick. Paris was abandoned to the rebels.
The Rise of Napoleon and Creation of an Empire
1792 - 1799
Dominated French and European history. French Revolution made his rise possible. At age 24, he was made a brigadier general by the Committee. Napelon was very confident. 1802 was made consul.
The Reign of Terror
1793 - 1794
Commitee of Public Safety set in motion an effort that is known as the Reign of Terror. Revolutionary courts were set up to prosecute internal enemies of the revolutionary republic. During course of the Reign of Terror, close to 40,000 people were killed.
Napoleon's empire collapses
1812 - 1815
Battle with Russia was when his downfall started. Wiped out his army by retreating from the Russians in terrible weather conditions. Napoleon was defeated by combined British and Prussian army under the Duke of Wellington.
Congress of Vienna
1814 - 1815
Hundreds of foreignors began to converge on Vienna, the capital city of the Austrian Empire. Many of the people were apart of the European royalty-kings, archdukes, princes, and their wives. Congenial host was the Austrian Emperor Francis 1.