Chapter 21

The American Revolution

Marquis de Lafayette

1575 - 1834

Thomas Paine

1737 - 1809

George III

1760 - 1820

The British Decided to Maintain a Large Army in North America

1763

The Government Pushed the Stamp Act

1765

The Dispute Over Taxes and Representation Flared up Again

1773

The First Continental Congress Meet in Philadelphia

1774

Thomas Paines' "Common Sense"

1775

The American Revolution

1775 - 1789

Fighting Began at Lexington and Concord

1775

The Second Continental Congress Adopted the Declaration of Independence

1776

French Volunteers Were Arriving in Virginia

1777

The French Government Offered a Formal Alliance to the American Ambassador

1778

The Spanish and Dutch Declared War on Britain

1779 - 1780

Treaty of Paris

1783

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention Met

1787

The First Ten Amendments to the Constituion

1789

The French Revolution

Edmund Burke

1729 - 1797

Olympe de Gouges

1748 - 1793

Mary Wollstonecraft

1759 - 1797

Napoleon Bonaparte

1769 - 1821

The French Revolution

1789 - 1791

Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes's "What is the Third Estate?"

1789

Estates General Convene at Versailles

May 5, 1789

Third Estate Declared Itself the National Assembly

June 17, 1789

Oath of the Tennis Court is Sworn

June 20, 1789

Great Fear Ravages the Countryside

July, 1789 - August, 1789

Storming of the Bastille

July 14, 1789

National Assembly Abolishes Feudal Priveleges

August 4, 1789

National Assembly Issued the Declaration of the Rights of Man

August 27, 1789

National Assembly Confiscates Church Lands

November 1789

Burke Published "Reflections on the Revolution in France"

1790

Wollstonecraft's "The Vindication of the Rights of Man"

1790

Civil Constitution of the Clergy Establishes a National Church

July 1790

Louis XVI Agrees to Accept a Constitutional Monarchy

July 1790

Royal Family Attempts to Flee France

June 1791

Austria and Prussia Issue the Declaration of Pillinitz

August 1791

Wollstonecraft's "A Vindication of the Right's of Women"

1792

France Declares War On Austria

April 1792

Parisian mob Attacks Palace and Takes Louis XVI Prisoner

August 1792

National Convention Declares France a Republic

August 1792

September Massacres

August 1792

Louis XVI Is Excecuted

January 1793

Reign of Terror

1793 - 1794

France Declared War on Britain, Holland, and Spain

February 1793

Struggles Occur Girondists and the Mountain

March 1793

The Mountain and Robespierre Organize the Committee of Public Saftey

April 1793

The Thermidorian Reaction Began

July 1794

Robespierre Was Excecuted

July 1794

The Directory Rules

1795 - 1799

Economic Controls Were Abolished

1795

Austria, Great Britain, and Russia Formed the Second Coalition Against France

1798

Pope Pius VII

1800 - 1823

The Napoleonic Era

Napoleon Overthrows the Directory

November 1799

Napoleon's Constitution Was Approved

December 1799

Napoleon Founds the Bank of France

1800

Napoleon Defeats Austia

1801

Napoleon Signs the Concordat with the Pope

1801

France Signed the Treaty of Amiens with Britain

1802

Britain Defeats the French and Spanish Fleet at Battle of Trafalgar

October 1805

Napoleon Defeats Austria and Russia at Battle of Austerlitz

December 1805

Napoleon Redraws the Map of Europe in the Treaties of Tilisit

1807

Napoleon Invades Russia

June 1812

Napoleon Retreats From Russia

September 1812

The Quadruple Alliance was Formed

March 1814

Napoleon Abdicates the Throne

April 1814

Napoleon Escapes Exile but is Defeated at Waterloo

1815