Before the French Revolution , France live under a political and economic system called the Old Regime . The system divided into three Estates , First , Second and Third Estate . After time the Enlightenment Ideas was spread , people began to questioning the structure of society using words like Equality , Liberty and Democracy . King Louis ends up put heavy taxes on people .
The Third Estate was unable to out vote the First and Second so they calls for changes and named themselves the National Assembly . By July 14th , 1789 , a mob of citizens took control of the Bastille , a Paris prison , looking for a gunpowder , this was the start of French Revolution . Members of the Third Estate began to attack members of other estate - Great Fear .
Louis and family try to escape to Austria but got found out and put in prison .Louis and Marie get execution by the guillotine.Maximilien Robespierre rule was known the Reign of Terror. July 28,1794 Robespierre lost his head . This marked the end of the Reign of Terror.1795 National Convention drafted another constitution . Placed power in hands of Bourgeoise .