French Revolution

French Revolution

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  • Caling of the Estates
  • Your highness, we are locked out!
  • But the good news is, the Tennis Court is Open!
  • Call the Estates General!
  • National Assembly was formed
  • The Fall of Bastille
  • Calling of Estates-General in 1789 after 175 years. Members of the Estates-General are locked out and move to the Tennis Court.
  • Reign of Terror
  • The Tennis Court Oath is sworn and the National Assembly is formed.
  • The Directory takes over France
  • July 14th, 1789, The fall of the Bastille signifies the end of the “Old Regime” (Absolute Monarchy and the Church). Civil Constitution of the Clergy is passed by the National Assembly. The church land is claimed by the government of France and the government has the right to appoint the clergy.
  • Coup D'etat
  • Sept 3rd, 1791 a Constitutional Monarchy is introduced. August 1792, The National Assembly becomes the National Convention. The Committee of Public Safety is formed with 12 members. Their Leader is Maximilian Robespierre. The Reign of Terror starts.
  • January 1793, Louis XVI is accused and found guilty of treason. He is executed by the guillotine. October, 1793, Marie-Antoinette is found guilty of treason and is executed. The Directory takes power in France. This is known as the reactionary period. These 5 men persistently are corrupt. Oct 1795 Napoleon fires a “Whiff of Grapeshot “to put down a revolt of the Paris mob.
  • 1799 A “Coup d’etat” occurs and Napoleon takes control as First Counsel. One strong ruler emerges.
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