Summary, important documents, and outcomes of the revolution
The Revolution Begins
We stand by our Declaration of Rights!
Reign of Terror
All apprehended must prove their innocence!
Off with the king and queen!
July 14, 1789 - Members of the Third Estate storm of the Bastille, beginning the French Revolution
End of the Revolution
Important DocumentsDeclaration of the Rights of Man and of the Male Citizen by Marquis de Lafayette (1789)Law of Suspects passed by the French National Convention (17 September 1793)
June 17, 1789 Third Estate declare National Assembly until a new form of gov. is createdAugust 26, 1789 - Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen adoptedSept 14, 1791 - formal signing of constitution
We meet here to take the tennis court oath to pledge.
There is no need for a king. From now on, we allow for the rights of man.
Jan 21, 1793 - Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette executed by guillotineSept 5, 1793 - Reign of Terror beginsSept 17, 1793 - Law of Suspects -> thousands executed
Vive la France
July 27, 1794 - Reign of Terror endsNov 9, 1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte becomes leader & revolution ends
- The Reign of Terror- Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen adopted- Centralized monarchy established
- Napoleonic Code written & established under French Consulate in 1804 - Democratic republic developed- Increased French nationalism- French public schools built-Influenced other revolutions in Europe and Latin America