It was the first meeting of the Estates General called since 1614. He called the meeting because the French government was having financial problems.
The rise of napoleon and creation of an empire
1789 - 1799
Born on the island of Corsica, Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the military during the French Revolution (1789-1799). After seizing political power in France in a 1799 coup d'état, he crowned himself emperor in 1804.
The Tennis Court Oath
1789 - 1791
It was a pivotal event in the French Revolution.
the storming of the bastille
July 14, 1789
They demanded that the military leader of the Bastille, Governor de Launay, surrender the prison and hand over the gunpowder.
The reign of terror
September 5 ,1792 - September, 1798
The Reign of Terror, or The Terror, refers to a period during the French Revolution after the First French Republic was established in which multiple massacres and public executions occurred in response .
The congress of Vienna
1814 - 1815
a meeting of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens von Metternich, and held in Vienna
Napoleon empire collapses
Napoleon surrendered and gave up the French throne, ending his reign. Napoleon had a great desired to defeat Britain. Even though he had conquered most of Europe. He committed three mistakes that led him to the collapse of his empire.