The Estates-General was a meeting of the three estates within French society which included the clergy, nobility and the peasant classes. The estate to which a person belonged was very important because it determined that person's rights, obligations and status.
4.The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
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 (salle du jeu de paume). There they took an oath never to separate until a written constitution had been established for France.
5. The Reign of Terror
a state prison on the east side of Paris, known as the Bastille, was attacked by an angry and aggressive mob. ... When the prison governor refused to comply, the mob charged and, after a violent battle, eventually took hold of the building.
6.Rise of Napoleon
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, passed by France's National Constituent Assembly in August 1789, is a fundamental document of the French Revolution that granted civil rights to some commoners, although it excluded a significant segment of the French population.
.” The death toll ranged in the tens of thousands, with 16,594 executed by guillotinemarked by mass executions of “the enemies of the revolution A period of violence during the French Revolution incited by conflict between two rival political factions, the Girondins and the Jacobins, and
. ... However, after a disastrous French invasion of Russia in 1812, Napoleon abdicated the throne two years later and was exiled to the island of Elba.