The French Revolution Storyboard Timeline

The French Revolution Storyboard Timeline

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  • Louis XVI was a well-meaning but weak and indecisive. Jacques Necker was a financial expert wand was chosen by Louis XVI as an advisor. The wealthy and powerful classes demanded that the kind summon the Estates-General. 
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • Many cahiers called the for reforms such as fairer taxes, freedom of the press, or regular meetings of the Estates General. In 1788, France was on the verge of Bankruptcy, Louis XVI summoned the Estates GEneral to meet at Versailles. 
  • Revolution Begins 
  • The Third Estate declared themselves to be the National Assembly in June 1798. Tennis Court Oath, " never to separate and to meet wherever the circumstances might require until we have established a sound and just constitution."
  • July 14,1789, the city of Paris seized the spotlight from the National Assembly meeting in Versailles. More than 800 Parsians assembled outside the Bastille, The storming of and subsequent fall of the bastille was a wake-up call to the king Louis XVI. 
  • Bastille refused to open the gates and opened fire on the crowd. The Bastille was a symbol to the French representing years of abuse by the monarchy. Since 1880, the French have celebrated Bastille Day as their National Independence Day. 
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