The Revolution That Shook France

The Revolution That Shook France

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  • The Reign of Terror
  • The Meeting Of the Estate General
  • The Tennis Court Oath
  • The reign of terror was a period of violence during the French revolution, there was huge conflict between two political factions. Which was called the Girondins and Jacobins. They were marked by mass exuctions . There were thousands that died. 16,594 people died through the Guillotine. 
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • The meeting of the Estate General, was a meeting between of the Three estates, the first estate, second estate, amd the third estate within the french society. The estates determines someones rights, and status. Clergy made up the first estate from the Roman Cathlic church, Second estate was made up of rich nobles, who disagreed about the Enlightenment ideas, and the third estates was made of the lower class, peasent farmers. They all mostly embraced enlightenment ideas.
  • Napoleons Coup D´Etat
  • During the meeting of the estate general, they realized if they tried any attempt to reform, or make change in the laws, they would get out voted by the two privileged owners. They were locked out of their usual meeting hall a Versaailles, So they moved to an indoor Tennis Court where they took an oath on June 20th, 1789, vowing not to seperate, and to reasamble wherever circumstances require, until the consituition of the kingdom is established.
  • Napoleons Empire
  • In July 14th, 1789, a state prison on the east of paris, the prison was named bastille, it was attacked by a very angry mob. The mob attacked to demand huge ammunation stores held within the prison walls
  • It occured during the time period of November 9-10, 1799, and it was known as the effective end of the French revolution. Coup d´etat that overthrew the system of government under the Directory in france and subsituted the consulate.
  • Napoleon began to expand his empire by taken over other countries that surrounded france
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