The French Revolution was a period of time in France when the people overthrew the monarchy and took control of the government.
The French third estate or class was angry about paying all of the taxes in France. King Louis XVI did not care about their concerns
We are starving because of taxes!
I must fight England and make my palace beautiful,so I do not care
One of the main leaders of the French Revolution was Maximilien de Robespierre. He was known for sending his opponents and others to the Guillotine. In 1794 he was captured and beheaded himself. In the years following Robespierre's execution Napoleon Bonaparte seized power of France.