The financial situation of the French was very bad and The forced Louis XVI to summon the estates general. The estates were made of the clergy, nobility, and commoners. The estates has the power to decide on the levying of new taxes.
The rise of napoleon and creation of an empire
1789 - 1799
Napoleon quickly rose through the military ranks during the French Revolution. He took over the political power in France and made himself emperor.
The tennis court oath
June 20, 1789 - 1791
The members of the estates made a oath promising to “not separate and resemble whenever the circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established.” Basically to help the French Revolution progress.
The storming of the bastille
The bastion represents the royal authority in Paris. It was a violent attack on the government that signals led the beginning of the French Revolution.
The reign of terror
September 5 ,1792 - September, 1798
A period of the French Revolution the created the first French Republic, due to a series of massacres and public executions
The collapse of napoleons empire
Napoleon gave up his throne, ending his reign. He wanted to conquer Britain even through he already conquered most of Europe. But he made too many mistakes.
The Congress of Vienna
1814 - 1815
A meeting of ambassadors of European states. It was held in Vienna from November 1814 to June 1815. Although all the delegates were there it was said that they negotiated till September.