Chapter 21

Chapter 21, Kyle Hardison

The Stamp Act

1765

The Boston Tea Party

1773

First Continental Congress

September 1774

Thomas Paine's 'Common Sense'

1775

American Revolution starts

April 1775

France enters into an official alliance with America

1778

The Treaty of Paris

1783

Louis XVI summons the Estates General

1788

Amendments to the Constitution

1789

The Oath of the Tennis Court

June 20, 1789

The Bastille was seized by angry mobs of rioting peasants

July 14, 1789

Declaration of the Rights of Man

August 27, 1789

Louis XVI accepts new constitution

September 1791

France becomes a republic

September 1792

Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention

January 1793

Robespierre's Reign of Terror

1793 - 1794

Power passed to the Mountain

June 2, 1793

The Thermidorian Reaction

July 28, 1794

Another French constitution written

1795

Napoleon and Sieyes overthrew the government and outsed the Directory

November 9, 1799

Concordat of 1801

1801

Treaty of Amiens with Great Britain

1802

The Civil Code of 1804

1804

Napoleon crowns himself emperor

1804

The Battle of Trafalgar

October 21, 1805

Napoleon begins his invasion of Russia

June 1812

Napoleon abdicated his throne

April 4, 1814

Napoleon escapes from Elba

February 1815

The Battle of Waterloo

June 18, 1815