Louis XVI becomes king
The Estates General is convoked for May 1, 1789
Tennis Court Oath
Storming of the Bastille
Declaration of the rights of man adopted
Women's march upon Versailles
Civil Constitution of the Clergy
June 20, 1791
King's Flight to Varennes
September 3, 1791
First Constitution proclaimed
January 21, 1793
Execution of Louis XVI
September 1793 - July 1794
Reign of Terror
November 3, 1795
The French Concordat with the Catholic Church
May 3, 1803
Sale of Louisiana to The United States
December 2, 1804
Napoleon crowned Emperor of France
July 5, 1809
Arrest of Pope Pius VII
May 4, 1814
Louis XVIII enters Paris (Bourbon dynasty restored)
A time when philosophers believed they could apply the scientific method and use reason to logically explain human nature.
The belief that truth can be arrived at solely by reason and logical thinking.
The thinkers of the Enlightenment. Not only philosophers but critics of society.
Just laws and wise governments must be created by and subject to the will of the people.
Gatherings of the social, political, and cultural elite.
A system of government in which absolute monarchs ruled according to the principles of the Enlightenment.
Enforces the laws. The president.
Make the laws. The Congress.
Interprets and aplies the laws. The federal courts.
Bill of Rights
Guarantees certain rights of every US citizen. Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.
Clergy of the Roman Catholic Church. 1% of the population.
The nobility. 2% of the population.
The rest of the population of France. 97% of the population. Split into three groups.
City dwelling middle class. Professional people.
The poorest class during the Revolution in France, led miserable and terror filled lives.
Emigrants, a constant source of trouble for France.
The 83 divided parts of France during the Revolution, reformed by the National Assembly.
Those who did not want to change the existing conditions, who thought the Revolution had gone on too long.
Those who wanted to get rid of the king, set up a republic, and institute far-reaching changes.
Those who had no extreme views regarding the Revolution.
The draft. Stated that all unmarried able-bodied men from 18-25 years of age were liable for military services.
The act of the army who fought against the revolutionists because they were in favor of the Old Regime.
A procedure in which Napoleon submitted the constitution of his new government to the people for a vote.
Seizure of power by force.
An agreement between the people and Napoleon (1801), in which the Catholic religion was recognized as the religion of most French citizens, but did not abolish the religious toleration guaranteed by the Declaration of the Rights of Man.
Love of ones country rather than love of one's religion.
The tactic of burning or destroying crops and everything else that might be of value to the invaders.
All former ruling families should be restored to their thrones.
A compensation to other nations for damages inflicted on them.
A time after the Napoleonic era where those in power wanted to return to the conditions of an earlier period. Led by Reactionaries.
Extended the principles of the American and French Revolutions with their ideals of individual rights and the rule of law.