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 Meeting of the Estates General
4 May 1789 - 9 July 1789
King Louis called for a meeting with all three estates. When the third estate arrived, King Louis locked them out and did not let them in.
The Storming of the Bastille
14 July 1789
The third estate started to rise up and take over. They raided the Bastille and freed all the prisoners in there. After they freed everyone, they went on to burn the building to the ground.
Reign of Terror
5 September 1793 - 28 July 1794
If people were not speaking correctly or doing the right things they were executed.Robespierre had many people killed during the Reign of Terror. He wanted to make sure that the people weren't against him.
Rise of Napoleon and Creation of an Empire
1799 - 1804
Napoleon was born on Corsica and was sent to France for military training.He quickly succeeded in the military and became one of the best military leaders there is.
Napoleon’s Empire Collapses
After Napoleon had 580,000 men die, he was kicked out of France. He was sent to another Island and he quickly escaped that Island back into France.He led an army but unfortunately lost the battle.
The Congress of Vienna
November 1814 - June 1815
The Congress of Vienna was a meeting of ambassadors of European states. The people wanted to stabilize Europe and mostly stabilize France.