French revolution

French revolution

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  • Tennis Court Oath
  • We will continue meeting until we have drawn up a new constitution!
  • The Execution of Louis XVI and Guillotine
  • It can't be!
  • The Reign of Terror
  • The enemies charged for the treason against the nation will be beheaded!
  • The National Assembly met in 1789 and vowed to continue meeting until they had drawn up a new constitution.
  • Coup d'etat
  • I am the first consul!
  • Louis XIV was executed by the guillotine, which was nicknamed "the great equalizer" because of its quick and efficient beheading for all classes of people.
  • Battle of Trafalgar
  • We have the supreme navy!
  • Oh, no! We are losing!
  • Robespierre became the leader of the Committee of Public Safety. For the next year, Robespierre governed France virtually as a dictator, and the period of his rule became known as the Reign of Terror. The committee often had "enemies" tried in the morning and guillotined in the afternoon.
  • The Invasion of Russia and Scorched-earth Policy
  • Burn everything and leave nothing for the French!
  • Napoleon's troops surrounded the national legislature and drove out most of its members. The lawmakers who remained then voted to dissolve the Directory and establish a group of three consuls. Napoleon took the title of the first consul and assumed the powers of a dictator.
  • The battle took place in 1850 off the southwest coast of Spain. The British won against the French. It ensured the supremacy of the British navy and forced Napoleon to give up his plans of invading Britain.
  • Napoleon invades Russia because Russian czar refused to stop selling grain to Britain. As Napoleon advanced, Alexander pulled back his troops, refusing to be lured into an unequal battle. Russians practiced a scorched-earth policy, which involved burning grain fields and slaughtering livestock so as to leave nothing for the enemy to eat.
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