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 rise of napoleon and creation of an empire
1789 - 1799
Born on the island of Corsica, Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the military during the French Revolution.
the meeting of the estates general
May 5th 1789 - 1799
The Estates-General was a meeting of the three estates within French society which included the clergy, nobility and the peasant classes.
the storming of the bastille
July 14, 1789
The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris, France, on the afternoon of 14 July 1789. The medieval armory, fortress, and political prison are known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the center of Paris.
the reign of terror
Sep 5, 1793 - Jul 28, 1794
The Reign of Terror, or more commonly The Terror, refers to a period of the French Revolution when following the creation of the First French Republic
napoleon's empire collapses
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.