All three Estates were called together to discuss financial issues. Third Estate locked out because they recognized themselves as the National Assembly.
Tennis Court Oath
Third Estate met in an indoor tennis court. Swore to never separate, meet whenever the time calls, and to not stop until they have a sound and just constitution.
Storming of Bastille
July 14, 1789
Rumor the king was planning to attack the National Assembly. The people decided to start a revolution and stormed the Bastille.
Reign of Terror
1793 - 1794
Large amounts of executions, over 40,000 in 15 months. Guillotine was the way of execution. They would do it in the streets or anywhere they could.
Rise of napoleon and creation of an empire
1799 - 1815
Napoleon was very skilled as a military leader. Napoleon tried to copy Caesar. Became Consul for life at 1802. Then became emperor through 1804-1814.
Napoleans Empire Collapse
1805 - 1814
Napoleon loses several battles. Lost battle against Great Britain then tried to place the Continental system to restrict trade and choke them out. The Continental system failed due to Europe needing trade. Also lost a battle to Russia and lost 580,000 men.
Congress of Vienna
1814 - 1815
A congress formed by Austria, France, Russia, Great Britain. They redrew the European Map, created the Principle of legitimacy, the Concert of Europe, and established a Balance of Power