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A timeline of the French Revolution
Created by dondon93
on May 16, 2008
Last updated: 05/19/08 at 07:38 AM
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The beginning of the Great Fear, the peasantry revolt against feudalism and a number of urban disturbances and revolts. Many members of the aristocracy flee Paris to become émigrés.
Robespierre's Reign of Terror
Louis XVI gets executedhttp://youtube.com/watch?v=0u3AxmBgqYg
The Directory is installed
First and Second Estates join the Third Estate in the newly formed National Assembly
France declares war on Austria
The Constitution of 1791 sets up a limited constitutional monarchy in France
the woman march to Versailles and force Louis XVI to return to Paris
The National Assembly adopts the "Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen"
the Storming of the Bastille
The Tennis Court Oath is spoken
King Louis XVI calls the Estates General
Excessive spending and poor harvests lead to a financial crisis in France.