Napoleon would engage in constant warfare as he put the plan of his grand empire into play. Other monarchs began to panic as they saw the revolutionary spirit spread, but they were no match for his french empires.
the Meeting of the Estates General
May 5, 1789 - June 17, 1789
representatives of 3 estates combined and brought together to meet and pass a law to make the 3rd estates pay more taxes
the Tennis Court Oath
June 17, 1789 - June 20, 1789
During the Estates-General Meeting the 1st and 2nd estates lock out the 3rd estate. So the 3rd estate representatives come together and decided they won't leave the tennis court till the create a new constitution.
the Storming of the Bastille
July 14 1789 - Approx. July 16, 1789
The 3rd estates raided Bastille. Bastille was a prison and it held the nation's weapons and ammo. They took the ammo and weapons and also freed prisoners.
the Reign of Terror
September 5, 1793 - July 28, 1794
The revolution becomes even more violent with a period marked by mass executions of "enemies of the revolution". Over 41,000 killed for suspicions of loyalty, often by the popular guillotine.
Napoleon’s Empire Collapses
1813 - 1814
Napoleon is defeated at the Battle of Nations, forced to step down, and he is exiled to the island of Elba. He escapes Elba and returns to power in France for 100 days. He is captured and exiled to St. Helena and dies there in 1821.
The Congress of Vienna
1814 - 1815
following Napoleon's defeat and the crumbling of the grand empire, European absolutist powers met in Vienna, Austria to decide on how to restore peace and order to Europe and bring back the old regime.