This war was fought between the British and the French for lands in North America and France lost and they were almost completely out of money King Louis the 16 gets stuck with this debt when his father King Louis the 15 dies
King Louis XVI sent money and troops to help the Americans fight the British to get revenge for the defeat of France during the Seven Years War. But by backing the Americans he put greater financial burden on the French Economy that it really could not take.
The people of Paris rose up and stormed the Bastille a medieval fortress and prison and were the gunpowder and weapons were stored. After they stormed the Bastille they cut off the heads of the guards and but there heads of pikes some believe this is when the true French Revolution starts
As grain ran low peasants in rural France rose up these revolts become known as The Great Fear.
On August 4 1789 the French Government abolished Feudalism this was done to make the people of France more equal and to take power from the Second Estate (nobility)
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizens was a document that outlined the fundamental rights that all men had and was designed to create equality
Women's March on Versailles The March on Versailles October Days. On October 5 1789 the women of the markits of France marched on the palace of Versailles to protest the high price of bread. However by the end of October 6 1789 they had stormed the palace with other people killed the royal guards and than brought the king to Paris
One June 19 1790 the French abolished the titles of the nobility to make all men equal because one of the goal of the French Revolution was Equality
On July 12 1790 The French Goverment made the Roman Catholic Church in France had to answer to the government and they were also payed by the government. This was done to weaken the Church and to make it so the church could not go against the government
On the night on June 20 1791 King Louis XVI fled Paris with his family to get to the border of Austria and to get there help so he could take back his country and that he also feared for his life if he stayed in France but there escape ended on June 21 1791 in the town of Varennes were they were stopped and they were recognized and were brought back to Paris and because they tried to flee they were now seen as traitors
La Marseillaise was composed in 1792 and in 1795 it becomes the national Anthem of France. In English it is called War Song for the Army of the Rhine
On April 20 1792 France declared was on Austria than Austri. ally Prussia joined there goal was to invade France and put King Louis XVI back on his throne and end the Revolution before it spreads
The French feared that the Austrians would invade and but King Louis XVI back on his throne and also they would invade because Louis XVI was married to Marie Antoinette an Archduchess of Austria and on April 20 1792 they declare war on Austria this war would become known as the War of the First Coalition
On August 10 1792 the Jacobins take King Louis XVI into custody and becomes there prisoner.
On September 2 1792 as the army's of the First Coalition closed in on Paris fear took over and the people of Paris stormed the prisons and killed the prisoners inside this also created a bad outlook on the Revolution all over Europe
On September 21 1792 the French Government abolished the Monarchy because they believed it to be wrong and corrupt so they removed it
On January 21 1793 King Louis XVI was executed for the crime of treason he was killed by the guillotine with his death the French Republic was born
On September 5 1793 a period of time called The Terror started its job was to get ride of the enemy's of the Revolution and to get ride of spies and so on. The Terror ended not long after the Execution of Maximilien Robespierre
On July 28 1794 Maximilien de Robespierre The Mastermind of the Terror was executed and not long after he was killed the Terror ended
The Directory were a group of 5 men who held executive power and ran France this ended when Napoleon Bonaparte overthrew the Directory
Cahiers de Doléances were the lists of grievances drawn up by each of the three Estates in France. The First Estate (Clergy) the Second Estate (Nobility) and the Third Estate (every one else). For the most part the First and Second Estates did not have a lot of problems with how things were but the Third Estate had a lot and they were more or less ignored something that would have great consequences latter on
King Louis XVI needed to raise more money to fix the debt he had made when he backed the American Revolution but to do this he needed to call the Estates General Meeting something that had not happened since 1614. But things did not go well because the Third Estate or the people who are not of the Clergy or the Nobility. They wanted more say in government.
The members of the Third Estate or anyone who is not a member of the Clergy or the Nobility. They started to want more power and on June 17 1789 they called themselves the true voice of the people of France. But of June 20 1789 when they went back to the meeting hall they found the door was locked and guarded. They than went to a tennis court and took the oath "not to separate, and to reassemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established"