collective group of representatives for all three estates that were brought together to vote on new laws. The three estates had not met in 175 years. so new representatives were brought in.
Tennis Court Oath
Third estate got locked out of the meeting and so they went out to the tennis court. The purpose of this was to create themselves a new government and also a new constitution.
The storming of the Bastille
July 14, 1789
Because of food shortages, unemployment and high prices workers began to revolt. The workers stole food, burned documents, and raided the castle prison to arm themselves with the weapons.
The Reign of Terror
The revolution becomes violent and is marker with mass executions. This time over 41,000 people were killed for suspicions of loyalty to new constitution
The Rise of Napoleon and Creation of a new Empire
Napoleon was a military leader that stepped up as a new government and leader for France during the French revolution. He did this because the old government proved themselves uneffective.
Napoleons empire collapses
European coalition fights against Napoleon at the battle of nations and he is defeated. Napoleon then escapes back to France but it laster defeated for the second time at the battle of Waterloo where he is sent to island of St. Helena and eventually dies.
The Congress of Vienna
This meeting consisted of the embassadors who made certain rules that they thought would benefit the country. FIrst they wanted to surround france with strong countries, and restore balance of power