The French Revolution

1789-1799

The French Revolution

1789-1799

Versailles

1624

(built) The palace where the King of France lived just outside of Paris

French and Indian War

1754

(start) Fighting over British America and New France (colonies)

King Louis XVI

1755

(started ruling) Lost poer, was not prepared to ba a leader, undecisive, lost the monarchy of France

Marie Antoinette

1774

(born) The Last Queen of France from Austria married to Louis XVI for an alliance

Tennis Court Oath

1789

Pledge signed by memebers of the third estate when locked out of meeting

Guillotine

1789

Machine to kill people quickly and humanely by chopping off their head

Estates General

1789

The first meeting of all the estates

Jacobin Dictatorship

1789

Uprising brought them to power (support from peasants)

Jean-Paul Marat

1789

Radical journalist, supported san coulottes (was seen publically through the newspaper)

National Assembly

1789

Advised the King and Jacques Necker to financial reconstruction

Ancien Regime

1789

(end) Monachary and estates system before the revolution (old order/rule)

Declaration of the Rights of Man

08/26/1789

Defined the individual and collective rights of all estates universal

Civil Constitution for the Clergy

1790

Remove the church from society

Legislative Assembly

1791

Legislature during the revolution

George Danton

1792

The first president for the Committee of Public Safety (chief force in overthrow)

September Massacre

1792

The people were put in prison and killed for counter revolutionary acts

National Convention

1792

Constitutional assembly to discuss ideas

Committee for Public Safety

1793

Against foreign attack, interal rebellion, expedite process of convention

Maximillien Robespierre

1793

Lawyer and politician (Most Influential) - against most violence

Sans-Cullotes

1793

Radical lower class, urban laborers, wanted democracy, social equality, economic equality, affordable food

Jacobin Club

1793

Most famous/influential political club, spread though France protecting revolution's gains even if (Robespierre) and aristocracy didn't approve

Herbertists

07/01/1793

Serviced the reign of terror, no church (led by Jacques Herbert)

Girondists

09/01/1793

Wanted no monarchy, but no revolution

Reign of Terror

09/05/1793 - 07/28/1794

Violence if you were against the revolution (basically civil war)

Napoleon Bonaparte

1804 - 1815

French emperor, rose to power from revolution (dictator-ship)

Napoleonic Law

1804

Civil code, forbid privileges based on birth along with freedom of religion

Congress of Vienna

1814

Ambassadors of Europe trying to settle the revolution