Our government is having serious financial issues!
The Tennis Court Oath
You will sign this constitution and we won't leave until you do!
The Storming of the Bastille
The citizens of France are going crazy!
The First Estate was the clergy, the Second Estate the nobility, and the Third Estate effectively the rest of French society. On May 5, 1789, Louis XVI convened the Estates-General. as a result, though the Third Estate was vastly larger than the clergy and nobility, each estate had the same representation
The March on Versailles
We want more bread!
Finding themselves locked out of their usual meeting hall at Versailles on June 20 and thinking that the king was forcing them to disband, they moved to a nearby indoor tennis court. There they took an oath never to separate until a written constitution had been established for France.
The Reign of Terror
You are sentenced to death by guillotine!
Traditionally, this fortress was used by French kings to imprison subjects that didn't agree with them politically, making the Bastille a representation of the oppressive nature of the monarchy. This event was the start of the French Revolution and the eventual fall of the French monarchy.
The Rise of Napoleon
We need to take over enemy territory!
in 1789, an angry mob of nearly 7,000 working women – armed with pitchforks, pikes and muskets – marched in the rain from Paris to Versailles in what was to be a pivotal event in the intensifying French Revolution.
Reign of Terror Phase of the French Revolution. It began with the overthrow of the Girondins and the ascendancy of the Jacobins under Robespierre. Against a background of foreign invasion and civil war, opponents were ruthlessly persecuted and c.1400 executed by the guillotine.
During the tumult of the early years of the French Revolution, Napoleon quickly rose through the military ranks, and, through some additional help from his friends in the military, found himself as commander of the French republican forces at the Siege of Toulon in 1793.