A collective group of representatives from all three estates brought together to vote on new laws. (Hasn't met for 175 years) The third estate noticed that they didn't get the votes they deserved since they made up 99% of the population.
The tennis court oath
June 20, 1789 - 1791
The third estate declared themselves the new government. Louis XVI kicked the E.G. out of the versailles, so they went to a tennis court and established the tennis court oath to make a new constitution.
The storming of the Bastille
July 14, 1789
The Bastille was a prison which held many weapons, so the third estate storm the prison to retrieve these weapons and free their people that were wrongly accused. Also, to make a statement to the king that they are out to get him.
The reign of terror
september 1793 - july 1794
The part of the revolution that became even more violent because of the mass executions. This period killed over 41,000 people
The Rise of Napoleon and Creation of an Empire
Napoleon became the ruler of France by a majority vote. So when he realized he had power he expanded France to then call himself emperor in 1804.
Napoleon's Empire Collapses
After the surrounding countries realize that Napoleon is trying to take over all of Europe they decide to fight back and put Napoleon in Prison. Which then he was broken out of prison to only lose all of his power and put on an island.
The Congress of Vienna
November 1814 - June 1815
This was an international congress to make decisions on what to do next since Napoleon was defeated. They decided to restore the monarchy and distribute the land to each empire to restore balance.