All men have rights to life, liberty, and property.
Reign of Terror
OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!
In 1789, an angry mob of mostly women marched on Versailles, demanding bread for their families. The king agreed to give them some bread. The mob almost captured Marie Antoinette, and they demanded that the king and she go back to Paris. It was the last time they saw Versailles.
Execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
The Declaration of the Rights of Man was partly based off of the Declaration of Independence. It states that every man has rights to life, liberty, and property. It was written in 1789.
Rise of Napoleon
MEN! Tell the cavalry to charge!!
When the king was overthrown, a man named Maximillian Robespierre came to power. He was a dictator and started the Reign of Terror. 40,000 people were executed via guillotine in 1 year, equivalent to over 100 people a day.
Fall of Napoleon
In early 1793 King Louis XVI was convicted of conspiracy with foreign powers. He was sentenced to death by guillotine, as so many others were. 9 months later, Marie Antoinette was executed too, also by guillotine.
Goodbye, my queen...
Napoleon seized power in a coup d'etat in 1799, and the French supported him. He was a great general who helped fix the economy through the Napoleonic Code. He crowned himself Emperor in 1804.
In 1815 Napoleon tried to invade Russia, losing many hundreds of thousands of men and getting exiled. After trying to invade Russia and getting exiled, he lost the battle of Waterloo during his last 100 days and got exiled again, permanently, to St. Helena.