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  • France Is Bankrupt
  • The Estates General is called to a meeting
  • Third Estate forms National Assembly
  • France is bankrupt because they spent too much on the war, they collect too little in taxes, and nobility pay almost nothing. While the peasants are starving because the food price has gone up and there pay has gone down, King Louie decides to build a giant, expensive, gold castle
  • Storming of the Bastille
  • Generals from each assembly met in separate meeting places to discuss France being in debt and what they should do. They were deciding if King Louie should impose more taxes to get rid of the debt.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man
  • The Third Estate, who did not get even voting rights about the taxes and makes up 98% of the population decides to not partake in the vote because it is unfair. They meet on a tennis court and create The Oath of the Tennis court, which each of them says. 
  • King Louie is beheaded
  • The Bastille was used by French kings to imprison people that didn't agree with them politically, making the Bastille a representation of the unfair government. An angry mob attacked the Bastille and freed all the prisoners, showing that this government was unjust and started to rebel. 
  • The Declaration of the Rights of Man is created, which was a statement of the principles of the revolution. The document talked about freedom and equality, the words liberty, equality, and brotherhood became the purpose of the war.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man
  • King Louie is beheaded for betraying his country after he is caught trying to leave and escape the rebellion.
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