FC: French Revolution Timeline. Digital image. Http://wiki.theplaz.com/French_Revolution_Timeline. Michael Plasmeier, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2012. | French Revolution
1: ANCIEN REGIME. Digital image. Http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.historyguide.org/images/ancien_regime.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/lecture11a.html&usg=__MtCZEeIMxiweNRQ2mryXHbCEjpQ=&h=250&w=205&sz=9&hl=en&start=16&zoom=1&tbnid=mWxQAPO5eddCAM:&tbnh=111&tbnw=91&ei=ijamUM68D4bQ9ASK4oCQBQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3DFrench%2BRevolution%26hl%3Den%26gbv%3D2%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1. Steven Kreis, n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2012. | France's government was broken down into three main sections called Estates. The first estate was made up of the clergy, the second estate was made up with the nobles and the third estate included all the common citizens and the peasants. | In France's government there was no such thing as a balance of power. the first and second estates lived a lavish and wealthy lifestyle. life in the first two estates was easy and enjoyable, they didn't even have to pay taxes. The third estate on the other hand had to work extremely hard just to survive. They had to pay the taxes that the nobles didn't have to. whatever money they had left went to food and other necessities. so there wasn't a chance for the peasants to have financial growth.
2: In 1789 king louis xvi of France called a meeting of the three estates called the estates general. The king called the meeting to try and help solve the financial crisis that France was in. the king however just sat back and let the nobles argue. This caused the third estate to be misrepresented and for no real problems to be solved.
3: The third estate was represented by a lawyer and philosopher named Maximilien Robespierre. He was a leader of a radical political group called the Jacobins. They were a group of people that wanted much reform to Frances government. | An Artist's Depiction of the Tennis Court Oath, by Which the French Vowed to Write a Constitution for the People. Digital image. Http://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-events/french-revolution2.htm. Candace Keener, n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2012.
4: The National Assembly. Digital image. Http://teachnet.eu/tobrien/about/revolutions/the-french-revolution/the-national-assembly/. Soracha Moran, 21 Apr. 2010. Web. 19 Nov. 2012.
5: When the third estate didn't get the attention they thought they deserved, they met and decided to take matters into their own hands. They took an oath known today as the tennis court oath, promising they they wouldn't leave until they had set up a new government. They called their newly formed government the national assembly, under this new government the third estate had more say in government matters than they did before.
6: THE FIRST REPUBLIC. Digital image. Http://victorianparis.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/12-events-that-influenced-19th-century-paris/. Iva P., 7 Mar. 2011. Web. 19 Nov. 2012.
7: On October 10, 1789 a man named Joseph-Ignace Guillotin presented the national assembly with six articles trying to persuade them into allowing capital punishment. They assembly agreed with capital punishment but did not have a way to carry it out without it being cruel and painful. Thus they created the guillotine. This machine would chop off the heads of its victims without letting them feel pain, so it was considered a merciful way to die
8: Burning Chateaux as the Peasants Riot in the Countryside. Digital image. Http://www.historywiz.com/greatfear.htm. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012.
9: The Great Fear was a time in Frances history where the people and farmers started becoming paranoid. The shortages of food and supplies started taking toles on the farmers and peasants. When rumors where spread that military forces where going to attack them they became afraid and rushed to arm themselves. This caused many riots and the loss of many lives as the people attacked strongholds and solders in order to find weapons.
10: The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. Digital image. Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_the_Rights_of_Man_and_of_the_Citizen. N.p., 16 Nov. 2012. Web. 19 Nov. 2012.
11: On August 26, 1789 the national assembly created a document called The Declaration of the Rights of Man. This document stated that all men were equal and had natural rights given to them by God. The document was influenced by enlightenment ideas and was another sign that France was moving away from a monarchy.
12: On September 5, 1793 Maximilien Robespierre took control of France. His idea was to reform France by using terror. This time period of France became known as the Reign of Terror. If you spoke out against the government in any away you would be executed by the guillotine. During his reign Robespierre had thousands of people killed for crimes that where usually ridiculous .
13: Robespierre Guillotining the Executioner after Having Guillotined Everyone Else in France. Digital image. Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reign_of_Terror. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2012.
14: Napoleon I on the Imperial Throne. Digital image. Http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/napoleon-takes-power-france. Richard Cavendish, n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2012.
15: On August 15, 1769 Napoleon Bonaparte became the emperor of France. He was a strong leader with a lust for power and land. He was a great military leader and won many battles for France. He also played a key role in the reformation of France. But his lust for power turned out to be his downfall. After loosing to his European enemies Napoleon was exiled from France to an island to live in isolation. But Napoleon escaped and when He returned to France his people welcomed him with open arms and reinstated him as their emperor. This was called the Hundred days. When His enemies realized what he had done they assembled their armies and attacked France yet again. At the battle of waterloo Napoleon was defeated for a second time, officially ending his reign. He was exiled to a new island and it was there that he lived out the rest of his life until he died in 1818 from tuberculoses.