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FC: Keener, Candace. National Assembly. Digital image. How the French Revolution Worked. How Stuff Works Inc., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2012. The French Revolution

1: Underlying Inc. Estaes General. Digital image. Dipity.com. N.p., 2011. Web. 16 Nov. 2012 In 1789, the French people were calling for reform so King Louis XVI called a meeting of the Estates General, or members of all three estates, at Versailles. At first the meeting seemed pointless because the king did not seem to be leading the meeting. here is where the National Assembly was created, which was made up of third estate delegates.

2: David, Jaques L. Tennis Court Oath 1789. Digital image. The Tennis Court Oath, 20th June 1789, Detail of the Group Surrounding Bailly. N.p., 2011. Web. 11 Nov. 2012. . After the National Assembly proclaimed that France was a representative government instead of a absolute monarchy, the members of the third estate called for more reform and kept themselves inside of an indoor tennis court. There they pledged that they would not leave until a new constitution was drawn up. this was known as the Tennis Court Oath.

3: Bliss, Jim. Storming of Bastille. Digital image. 14th of July. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. . Later, in Paris, rumors flew that suggested that King Louis was intent on using military force to dismiss the National Assembly because they were asking for too much reform. People began to gather weapons and on July 14, mobs of peasants began storming the prison of Bastille. The fall of the Bastille was a great symbol of revolution to the French people.

4: Great Fear. Digital image. French Revolution Begins. Mr.Berkas European History, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. . Rebellion spread from Paris to the country side, and a wave of senseless panic spread with it, it was called the Great Fear. Soon after, Louis' advisor's had warned him that he was in danger and he tried to escape but was caught. The country was split and a group called the Emigres wanted to return to the Old Regime.

5: Ronquillo, Ulysses. Jacobins. Digital image. Nocholas Starks Weblog. WordPress.com, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. The peasants of France became their own group called the sans culottes(with out knee britches), who wanted more reform in the government. And members of a more radical group, the Jacobins, were involved in most of the governmental changes.

6: Robespierrre. Digital image. Tracking the Entire World. NNDB, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. The leader of the Jacobins was Maximillien Robespierre, who believed that anyone against the revolution should be killed by the guillotine. there was mass killings and short trials for those who were accused of being against the revolution. This time period of killing was called the Reign of Terror.

7: Robespierre Execution. Digital image. Junior Cert History Blog. N.p., 08 May 2010. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. . The killings continued for a year, taking the life of King Louis, Marie Antoinette and Robespierre's once good friend, Georges Danton. Finally the people of France came to their senses and the Great Fear ended with one more death, Maximillien Robespierre.

8: Napoleon Bonaparte. Digital image. Napoleon Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. A new beginning seemed in the reach of the people of France, when a very well known man came to power. His name was Napoleon Bonaparte. He was called the Hero of the Hour when him and two other people were sent tor protect some of France's noblemen. With the success of fighting off the enemy, he was known all around.

9: Napoleon Bonaparte on Horse. Digital image. Napoleon Bonaparte. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. Napoleon had gained his power by seizing it when the people were confused as to who was going to be their new leader, this was called a coup d' etat. In 1800, a plebiscite, or vote of the people, was held to draw up a new constitution. Napoleon signed a concordat, or agreement, with Pope Pius VII that established a new relationship between the church and state. With all these new changes the people of France were faithful in Napoleon.

10: Esdaile, Charles. Peninsular War. Digital image. Cultural Events. N.p., 02 May 2008. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. In November of 1806, Napoleon set up a blockade to prevent all trade and communication between Great Britain and other Europeans nations. Two years later, the Peninsular War began. Bands of Spanish peasant fighters called guerrillas, struck at French armies in Spain, refusing to let the French take over.

11: Scorched Earth Policy. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. For many years Napooeon t For many years Napoleon tried to gain control of many European nations but Napoleons biggest mistake of all was when he decided to invade Russia in 1812. He sent his grand army of 420,000 soldiers into Russia, forcing Russian soldiers to retreat. On this retreat the Russians practiced a scorched earth policy, which meant that they burned all the land and killed all the livestock so the French soldiers could not live off the land.

12: Smith, J. Napoleon Exiled. Digital image. The Year Was 1815. N.p., 02 Mar. 2008. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. Because of Napoleons last mistake which were disastrous for France, he was stripped of his power and exiled from France to St. Helena, a remote island in South America and was supposed to never return.

13: Congress of Vienna. Digital image. GHDI. © Bildarchiv Preuischer Kulturbesitz, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2012. After this, there was a series of meeting in Vienna called the congress of Vienna to set up policies and achieve the goal of security and stability for the whole continent. It is here when Prince Klemens von Metternich proposed to restore a Balance of Power, so that no country would be a threat to the others. Because of this policy it was much easier for the European continent to maintain equal power.

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