The revolution had abolished the institution of monarchy as a result of which French throne was empty and Napoleon could aspire to sit on it. Fearing for any French expansion, armies of Prussia, Netherlands, and Great Britain, allied to stop this determined emperor. Napoleon was forced under arrest and died 6 years later.
The Meeting of the Estates General
May 5, 1789
This was the first meeting of the Estates General called since 1614. The meeting of the Estates General was important because it determined that persons rights, obligations and status.
The Tennis Court Oath
June 20, 1789 - 1791
The Tennis Court Oath was a pledge that was signed in the early days of the French Revolution and was an important revolutionary act that displayed the belief that political authority came Fromm the nations people and not from the monarchy. The Tennis Court Oath is an incomplete painting by Jacques-Louis David, painted between 1790 and 1794 and showing the titular Tennis Court Oath at Versailles.
The Storming of the Bastille
July 14, 1789
The Storming of the Bastille set off a series of events that led to the overthrow of King Louis XVI and the French Revolution. The success of the revolutionaries gave commoners throughout France the courage to rise up and fight against the nobles who had ruled them for so long.
The Reign of Terror
September 5, 1793 - July 27, 1794
The Reign of Terror was a dark and violent period of time during the French Revolution. Radicals took control of the revolutionary government. They arrested and executed anyone who they suspected might not be loyal to the revolution.
Napoleons Empire Collapses
March 30, 1814 - April 11, 1814
Then, Napoleon's army was destroyed, and other countries saw this weakness in the empire an joined Great Britain to destroyed it and at the end the empire collapses. A French army under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by two of the armies of the Seventh Coalition: an Anglo-led Allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington, and a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher.
The Congress of Vienna
November, 1814 - June, 1815
The Congress of Vienna was a meeting of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens von Metternich.