French Revolution

Significants events that took place in France from 1789 to 1795 during the French Revolution

COMITTEE OF PUBLIC SAFETY

When Jacobins finally got to power they established the Committee of Public Safety that acted as a 'De facto governement' (default government) in control of Maximilien Robespierre.

CONSTITUTION

Constitution by National Assembly that established a Constitutional Monarchy (king with less powers).

TENNIS COURT OATH

On June 20th, after the king locking the hall in which the Nation Assembly met, members of the Assembly met at a tennis court. There they swore an oath not to disperse until a creation of a new constitution for France

MASIVE GUILLOTINE OF SUSPICIOUS COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARIES BY JACOBINS

Jacobins guillotined more than 1000 people on suspicion of being allied wih the nobility or conspiring against the revolution

LEVÉE EN MASSE

How did France manage to be at war with so many countries at the same time? Levée en Masse was introduced which established that all young unmarried men should be in the army (France had 1 million soldiers).

THERMIDORIAN REACTION

Government created a new calendar: July was renamed to Thermidor and changed the number of hours a day. TheThermidorian Reaction is the month in which people finally get sick of Robespierre and decide to execute him.

CONVOCATION TO THE ESTATES GENERAL

Louis XVI summoned the Estates General (last been called in 1614) to try to raise taxes with the approval of the 3 estates. He wanted to appear to be kind and caring towards his people and so as his decision not to appear authoritarian. In this way, then neither of the 3 estates could complain and he could justify his decision. However, the voting system turned out to be very unfair since the vote was per estate and not per head. The 3rd estate should have had many more votes since it represented the 98% of the population.

CREATION OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

Due to the injustice of the votes and the incapacity of the king to make decisions, the 3rd estate broke away from the Estates General and formed the National Constituent Assembly.

STORMING OF THE BASTILLE

On July 14th violence broke out and, as the French citizens feared Louis XVI would crush the National Assembly with the army, they stormed the Bastille (prison symbol of the tyranny of the Ancient Regime) in an attemp to seize guns and ammunitions to use against the king's soldiers.

AUGUST DECREES

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