IN THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. The Estates-General was 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
it was an important act that displayed the belief that political authority came from the nation's people and not from the monarchy. They were going to meet until they had a plan for their government.
The Storming of the Bastille
july 14 1789
The Storming of the Bastille took place in Paris, France on July 14, 1789. This violent attack on the government by the people of France signaled the start of the French Revolution. What was the Bastille? The Bastille was a fortress built in the late 1300s to protect Paris during the Hundred Years' War.
The Reign of Terror
Sep 5, 1793 - Jul 28, 1794
The Reign of Terror or simply The Terror was a period of about 11 months during the French Revolution. During this time, French people who did not support the revolution were executed at the guillotine. The Reign of Terror was started on 5 September 1793. ... Robespierre was one of the last to be guillotined.
The Rise of Napoleon and Creation of an Empire
1799 - 1814
Born on the island of Corsica, Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the military during the French Revolution (1789-1799). After seizing political power in France in a 1799 coup d'état, he crowned himself emperor in 1804
Napoleon Empire Collapses
1812 - june 22,1815
Eventually, in April 1814, Napoleon surrendered and gave up the French throne, ending his reign. Napoleon had a great desire to defeat Britain. Even though he had conquered most of Europe. He committed three mistakes that led him to the collapse of his empire.
The Congress of Vienna
November 1814 - June 1815
The Congress of Vienna was held from September of 1814 to June of 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.