A meeting of the three estates within French society which included the clergy, nobility and the peasant classes.
The Tennis Court Oath
June 20, 1789
The members of the French Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath, vowing "not to separate and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established".
The Storming of the Bastille
July 14, 1789
When the residents of the third party raid the Bastille for armor and weapons. This event was the start of the French Revolution and the eventual fall of the French monarchy.
The Reign of Terror
September 5, 1793 - July 28, 1794
A period of the French Revolution when, following the creation of the First French Republic, a series of massacres and numerous public executions occurred.
The Rise of Napoleon & Creation of an Empire
After seizing political power in France in a 1799 coup d'état, he crowned himself emperor in 1804.
The Congress of Vienna
1814 - 1815
After the downfall of Napoleon Bonaparte, this international conference was called to create a balance among the European powers in such a way so as to prevent future wars and maintain peace and stability on the European continent.
Napoleon’s Empire Collapses
Napoleon surrendered and gave up the French throne, ending his reign. Napoleon had a great desired to defeat Britain. Even though he had conquered most of Europe. He committed three mistakes that led him to the collapse of his empire.