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National Assembly

1789

An assembly to deal with France's financial issues.

Declaration of rights of man and citizen

1789

A fundamental document of the French Revolution and in the history of human rights, defining the individual and collective rights of all the estates of the realm as universal.

Storming of the Bastille.

1789

The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris, France on the morning of 14 July 1789. The medieval fortress and prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Paris. While the prison only contained seven inmates at the time of its storming, its fall was the flashpoint of the French Revolution.

Tennis Court Oath

1789

was a pivotal event during the first days of the French Revolution. The Oath was a pledge signed by 576 of the 577 members from the Third Estate who were locked out of a meeting of the Estates-General on 20 June 1789.

Woman March on Versailles

1789

The march began among women in the marketplaces of Paris who, on the morning of 5 October 1789, were near rioting over the high price and scarcity of bread.

Louis XVI and his family attempt to flee France.

1789

Louis attempted to flee with his family from Paris secretly to the royalist fortress town of Montmédy on the northeastern border of France, but got no farther than Varennes, hence the name Flight to Varennes that has come down as the designation for the entire escape effort.[32] Beyond escape, they hoped to raise an "armed congress" with the help of émigrés who had fled France as well as foreign rulers.

Legislative Assembly and limited monarchy created

1791

The Legislative Assembly was the legislature of France from 1 October 1791 to September 1792 during the years of the French Revolution. It provided the focus of political debate and revolutionary law-making between the periods of the National Constituent Assembly and of the National Convention.
The Legislative Assembly was driven by two opposing groups.

National convention created

1792

During the French Revolution, the National Convention comprised the constitutional and legislative assembly of France and sat from 20 September 1792 to 26 October 1795.

Louis XVI Beheaded

1793

He was Killed the more "humane" way, by guillotine.

Reign of Terror

1793 - 1794

It was a period of violence that occurred after the onset of the French Revolution, incited by conflict between rival political factions, the Girondins and the Jacobins, and marked by mass executions.

Napoleon Seizes power

1799

Napoleon was thrown out of power. This ends the Napoleon era.

Napoleon Sells the Louisiana Purchase to President Jefferson

1803

Napoleon sells the Louisiana Territory to then U.S. President Jefferson for $15 million. Napoleon saw two benefits in the sale: 1) get money for his European expansion campaign and 2) punish the British by assuring the “power of the United States” and giving England a true rival

Napoleon Crowns himself Emperor

1804

Napoleon crowns himself to rule France in Notre Dame in Paris.

Napolean invades Russia

1812

Tried to invade Russia, but did not succeed. It was sagnificant, This slowed down Napolean's expansion.

Napoleon Surrenders

1814

Napoleon surrendered and was sentenced to exile.

Battle of Waterloo

1815

A battle that Napolean Got defeated in by the Prussians.