The French Revolution

The French Revolution

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  • 1789- National Assembly formation
  • The Storming of Bastille
  • Declaration of the Rights of man and of the Citizen
  • Articles 1. Men are born and remain free and equal in rights 2. The aim of all political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man.  3. The principle of all sovereignty resides essentially in the nation.  4. Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injuries no one else; hence the exercise of natural right. . .  5. Law can only prohibit such actions as are hurtful to society
  • The 3rd Estate came together in a tennis court after being locked out of the convention, formed the National Assembly and wrote the Tennis Court Oath.
  • 1793-King Louis XVI executed by the Guillotine
  • The Storming of the Bastille sparked an outburst and many events that led to the overthrow of King Louis XVI. This was one of the major events that started the French Revolution.
  • 1794-Reign of Terror
  • The National Assembly adopts the Declaration of the Rights of Man, which gives them civil rights.
  • 1799- Overthrow of the Directory
  • I am your new ruler! Make way France!
  • King Louis XVI is executed after being accused for conspiracy with foreign powers and sentenced to death by the French National Convention.
  • Maximilian Robespierre, the leader of the Committee of Public Safety declares that terror will be the "order of the day", which leads to the Reign of Terror throughout France.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte overthrows the Directory, and forms the French Consulate, naming himself leader of France. This brings an end to the French Revolution.
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