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". It was a pivotal event in the French Revolution.
The Rise of Napoleon and Creation of an Empire
1789 - 1799
After seizing political power in France in a 1799 coup d'état, he crowned himself emperor in 1804. Shrewd, ambitious and a skilled military strategist, Napoleon successfully waged war against various coalitions of European nations and expanded his empire.
The Meeting of the Estates General
March 23, 1789 - May 5, 1789
It began as a meeting of the "three estates" of French society to try and solve the issues troubling the nation. Conflict arose when the three estates could not decide how to vote.
the Storming of the Bastille
July 14, 1789
The Bastille was attacked by an angry and aggressive mob. The prison had become a symbol of the monarchy's dictatorial rule, and the event became one of the defining moments in the Revolution that followed.
the Reign of Terror
Sep 5, 1793 - Jul 28, 1794
The Reign of Terror was a dark and violent period of time during the French Revolution. Radicals took control of the revolutionary government. They arrested and executed anyone who they suspected might not be loyal to the revolution
Napoleon’s Empire Collapses
9 November 1799 - 18 June 1815
Napoleon invaded Russia, His army wasn't strong enough to defeat Russian's. Napoleon's army was destroyed, and other countries saw this weakness in the empire a joined Great Britain to destroy it and in the end, the empire collapses.
The Congress of Vienna
1814 - June 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.