The Third Estate or the commoners declare the National Assembly.
Members of the Third Estate take the Tennis Court Oath demanding certain rights from the king.
The French Revolution begins with the Storming of the Bastille.
The National Assembly adopts the Declaration of the Rights of man and of the Citizen.
The Jacobin Club is formed. Its members become some of the most radical leaders of the French Revolution.
King Louis XVI formally signs the new constitution.
Civil war breaks out in the Vendee area of France between revolutionaries and royalists.
The Reign of Terror begins as Robespierre, the leader of the Committee of Public Safety, declares that terror will be the "order of the day" for the revolutionary government.
The Law of Suspects is decreed. Anyone suspected of opposing the revolutionary government is arrested. Thousands of people will be executed over the next year.
The Reign of Terror comes to an end as Robespierre is overthrown.