French Revolution
Updated: 1/30/2020
French Revolution
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  • Fiancial Crisis
  • Tennis Court Oath
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • France was involved in the Seven Years' War and the American Revolution; these wars drained most of France's money. In response, France had to heavily tax the peasants.
  • Execution of Louis XVI
  • Louis XVI called a meeting for all the Estates to meet; however, on June 20, the Third Estate went to the meeting and found out they were locked out. They went to a nearby tennis court and promised not to disband until a new constitution is written.
  • Reign of Terror
  • On July 14, the Third Estate stormed the Bastille in Paris and stole some weapons; this also marked the beginning of the French Revolution.
  • Rise of Napoleon
  • In 1791, Louis XVI decided to leave Paris and go to Montmédy to get help against the Revolution; he was noticed and was sent back to Paris. More people started hating the king. On January 15, 1793, Louis was trial and voted as guilty; he was executed 6 days later.
  • Maximilien Robespierre ordered all the people who didn't support the revolution to be sent to the guillotine. The end of the Reign of Terror was marked by Robespierre being guillotined.
  • Napoleon was a great military leader. He seized politcal power by overthrowing thegovernment with his powerful military (coup d'etat).
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