CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS
June - July 1788: hailstorms and harsh weather destroyed crops in France (worst winter in forty years also effected the harvest)
January 1789: Emmanuel- Joseph Sieyes issued the pamphlet, “What Is the Third Estate?” in which he identified the unprivileged Third Estate with the French nation and asserted that it alone had the right to draft a new constitution. This was a turning point for the revolutionaries and it won Sieyes a vast amount of popularity
May 5th 1789: Estates- General convened in Versaille
June 17th 1789: The National Assembly is formed
June 20th 1789: The Tennis Court Oath
July 13th 1789: Sans Culottes take over Paris
July 14th 1789: Storming of Bastile: A symbol of royal tyranny
August 26th 1789: Declaration of the Rights of Man
October 5th 1789: Women March on Versailles- Women's Revolt
20 June 1791: The monarchy attempt to flee but are caught in Varennes
27th August 1791: Declaration of Pillnitz
September 5th 1792: Reign of Terror begins, lasts more than 10 month.
September 22nd 1792: France declared a republic
June 21st 1793: Louis XVI is executed
April 6th 1793: National convention creates Committee of public safety
June 24th 1793: constitution of 1793 established.
September 9th 1793: the convention established sans-culottes paramilitary forces, the "revolutionary armies", to force farmers to surrender grain demanded by the government.
September 17th 1793: the Law of Suspects was passed, which authorised the charging of counter-revolutionaries with vaguely defined "crimes against liberty".
September 29th 1793: the convention extended price-fixing from grain and bread to other essential goods, and also fixed wages. The guillotine became the symbol of a string of executions.
October 5th 1793: Adoption of revolutionary calendar
October 16th 1793: Marie Antoinette is executed
24th June 1793: the convention adopted the first republican constitution of France, the French Constitution of 1793.
25 December 1793: Robespierre famous speech He stated:
The goal of the constitutional government is to conserve the republic; the aim of the revolutionary government is to found it... The revolutionary government owes to the good citizen all the protection of the nation; it owes nothing to the enemies of the people but death... These notions would be enough to explain the origin and the nature of laws that we call revolutionary ... If the revolutionary government must be more active in its march and more free in his movements than an ordinary government, is it for that less fair and legitimate? No; it is supported by the most holy of all laws: the salvation of the people
February 5th 1794: Robespierre states: "Terror is nothing else than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible."
July 27th 1794: Robespierre is overthrown
July 28th 1794: Robespierre is executed
December 24th 1794: Prices on good begin to sky rocket again