King Louis XVI called a meeting of the estates generals to discuss the French government and the financial problems they were facing
the Reign of Terror
anyone speaking against the king will be executed!
The estates thought they were being forced to disband by the king so they moved their meeting to a nearby indoor tennis court where they took an oath to never separate until a written constitution had been established by France.
the rise of napoleon and the creation of an empire
On July 14, 1789, a state prison known as Bastille was attacked by an angry mob. This prison was a symbol of the monarch's dictatorial rule
Lasted from September 1793 until the fall of Robespierre in 1794. the purpose was to purge France of enemies of the revolution and protect the country from invaders
we don't want to die because of our diff opinions
make a line
Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the military. after seizing political power in France in 1799 coup d'etat, and crowned himself emperor