Louis XVI calls meeting with the estates, known as the Estates General, to address financial issues.
The Tennis Court Oath
June 20, 1789
The date where the National Assembly gets locked out of the Estates General meeting, and then the National Assembly vowed to “never separate and to meet wherever the circumstances might require until we have established a sound and just constitution.”
The Storming of the Bastille
July 14, 1789
On this date the state prison was attacked by the National Assembly. This prison was a symbol of the power of the absolute monarch.
Reign of Terror
1793 - 1794
The time where France was more radical than ever. The Revolutionary Tribunal of Paris executed 2,639 victims in 15 months for treason and other not patriotic acts.
Rise of Napoleon and Creation of an Empire
1799 - 1804
The time where Napoleon was not just a war hero anymore. He created the Code of Napoleon during this time. He created a three man consul making himself first consul. Then eventually elected as emperor.
The Congress of Vienna
1814 - 1815
The time where executives from Austria, France, Great Britain, Prussia, and Russia all came together to stabilize Europe.
Napoleon’s Empire Collapses
This is the date that Napoleon was pretty much powerless due to the fact of being exiled the second time to St. Helena. Not to mention the first time being exiled to Elba and escaping, to only get demolished in the Battle of Waterloo then eventually sent to St. Helena where he later dies.