The 3rd Estate declares itself the "Assembly of the Nation"
(Jun 17, 1789-1791)
The Tennis Court Oath is created and the Nat. Ass.* agrees not to disband until they has written a new constitution
The Bastille is stormed and taken apart by a Paris mob
The summer of the 'Great Fear' has begun. Nobles live in fear as peasants attack their manors in fear the King would overthrow the Third Estate. The Royal family is forced by peasants to relocate in Paris.
(Jun 29, 1789)
(Jul 14, 1789)
(Jul 19- Aug 3 1789)
The Nat. Ass. issues the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
The Royal Family tries to flee to the Queen's family in Austria. They are caught in Varennes
A Paris mob storms into the royal palace. Many nobles are brought to jails awaiting execution
(Aug 10, 1792)
(Jun 20-21, 1791)
(Aug 27, 1789)
The "Reign of Terror" by the Public Committee of Safety, led by Robespierre begins.
National Convention agrees to execute the King Louis XIV
The National Convention abolishes the Monarchy and France is declared a republic
(Sep 21, 1792)
(Jan 21, 1793)
The "Reign of Terror" ends with the execution of Robespierre
A new constitution is adopted. This forms the Directory, a 5 person leadership team. Absolutism is no more!