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  • Women's March on Versailles
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man
  • Everyone is free!
  • Reign of Terror
  • I am the leader of France! You all need to obey me!!
  • Parisian women marched on the town of Versailles in October 1789 do to the rising price of bread. They demanded the National Assembly take action and provide bread and that Louis and Marie return to Paris. Louis and Marie agreed to go to Paris and they never saw their palace again. They became prisoners of the Third Estate until they were executed in 1791.
  • Execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
  • The Declaration of the Rights of Man gave citizens equal justice, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion. It stated that, "Men are born and remain free and equal in rights." Liberty, property, security, and resistance to oppression were also provided for the citizens of France through this.
  • Rise of Napoleon
  • Finally, I can become emperor! They have no idea of my power as first consul!
  • Maximilian Robespierre was a Jacobin leader who gained power in France and was the leader of the Committee of Public Safety. He was a radical and led the Reign of Terror. The Reign of Terror was a year in France when Robespierre executed anyone, without a solid reason, who "threatened" the Revolution. As many as 40,000 people were executed in one year and most belonged to the Third Estate (ironically, because the Revolution had been launched to help them).
  • Fall of Napoleon
  • Not a secluded island! Take me back! I'm the emperor of France!
  • Is he always this annoying?
  • Marie and Louis became prisoners of the Third Estate in 1789, and were until they were both executed in 1791. Louis XVI was tried for treason and was found guilty. They were both executed by the guillotine.
  • In 1799 a man by the name of Napoleon Bonaparte performed a "Coup d'Etat" by suddenly seizing power of France and three consuls were established and he became the first consul. People liked him and he won almost every battle in his career. He eventually made himself emperor of France and he placed his own crown on his head.
  • Napoleon suffered defeats at the end of his reign. He lost the Peninsular War against Portugal and Britain and caused many countries to develop nationalistic feelings. His invasion of Russia was a huge loss because of the late retreat in the winter, the lack of food, and continual ambushing from the Russians. The blockade on Britain, in an attempt to isolate Britain from continental Europe and make C.E. self-sufficient, was unsuccessful because the British made a much better blockade. Napoleon was banished but returned for the Hundred Days where he reclaimed position of emperor, raised an army, and fought in the Battle of Waterloo. He was banished to a remote island where he died years later.
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