Napoleon created his empire on territories belonging to his enemies. He defeated the first coalition and he also ended the French Revolution.
The meeting of the Estates General
May 5, 1789
The first estate was the clergy, the second was the nobles, and third was the rest of the populations including peasants.
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 that displayed the belief that political authority came from the nation’s people and not the monarchy.
The storming of the Bastille
July 14, 1789
A state prison in Paris, known as Bastille, was attacked by an angry and aggressive mob. The prison became a symbol of the monarchy’s dictatorial rule, and the event became one of the defining moments in the French Revolution.
The reign of terror
September 5, 1793 - July 28, 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.
Napoleons empire collapses
Napoleon surrendered and gave up the French throne, ending his reign. Napoleon had a great desire to defeat Britain even though he conquered most of Europe.
The congress of Vienna
September 1814 - June 1815
After the downfall of Napoleon, this international conference was called to create a balance among the European powers in such a way so as to prevent future wars and remain stable.