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1

When did Louis XVI become king?

1774

2

When was Turgot made controller general?

1774

3

When were the six edicts? What were they?

1776 - aimed to abolish privilege
4 suppressed dues and offices
The 5th aimed to suppress guilds
The 6th abolished the corvee

4

When were the six edicts forced through by lit de justice?

March 1776

5

When did Turgot resign?

May 1776

6

When was Necker appointed?

1777

7

When did Necker release the budget statement 'Compte Rendu au Roi'?

1781

8

When was the Champs de Mars massacre?

17th July 1793

9

When was the flight to Varennes?

20/21st June 1791

10

When was the revolt in the Vendee?

11th March 1793

11

When was the day of tiles?

7th June 1788

12

When was France declared bankrupt?

1788

13

When was the assembly of Notables dissolved?

1787

14

When did Prussia declare war on France?

1792

15

When was Louis XVI executed?

21st January 1793

16

When was Church land nationalised?

1789

17

When was the Civil constitution of the clergy approved?

1790

18

When was Napoleon declared emperor by the senate?

1804

19

When was the concordat?

1801

20

When was Napoleon first abdicated?

1814

21

When did he hundred days begin?

1815

22

When was the Coup d'etat of floreal?

1798

23

When was Calonne made controller general?

1783

24

When did Necker resign?

1781

25

When was the assembly of Notables?

February-May 1787

26

When did Brienne try to enforce tax proposals through lit de justice?

July 1787

27

When did the Paris parlements petition Louis for an estates general?

July 1787

28

When were the Paris parlements banished to Troyes?

August-September 1787

29

When was the first royal session held? what did it result in?

September 1787
Duc d’Orleans was exiled by lettres de cachet as well as two other members
Laws approving more loans passed via lit de justice
Louis promised to call and estates general by 1792

30

When were the may edicts? what were they?

May 1788
New plenary court of nobles, officers and magistrates appointed by King for registration of law, with right to remonstrate
Parlements legal work transferred to lower courts
Reduce the number of judges in the parlements
Forced through by lit de justice

31

When was the revolt of the notables?

May-August 1788

32

When did Brienne suspend all payments from the royal treasury?

July 1788

33

When was Necker recalled? What did he do?

25 August 1788
- rescinded the may edicts
- attempted temporary loans

34

When did the Third estate draw up their Cahiers de doleances?

1789

35

When did the Paris parlements declare that the estates general should have the same voting procedures?

September 1788

36

When did Louis and Necker agree for the third estate to have double representation?

December 1788

37

When was the first session of the estates general held?

5th May 1789

38

When did the Third estate declare itself the National Assembly? How many votes?

17th June 1789
491 votes to 90

39

When did the Clergy join the National assembly?

19th June 1789

40

When was the Tennis court oath?

20th June 1789

41

When did Louis XVI recognise the National assembly?

27th June 1789

42

When was the second Royal session held? What did it decide?

23rd June 1789
Accepted a fairer land tax based on the value of the land
Refused to use the name ‘National Assembly’ and insisted that the estates met separately
At the end of the session members refused to leave as an act of defiance

43

When was Necker dismissed for a second time?

11th July 1789

44

When was the first breakdown of order in Paris? what happened?

12th-13th July 1789
Parisian electors met at the Hotel de Ville and set up a commune to take control of the city
National guard of volunteers were established to protect and police
Royal troops failed to take control of mobs seizing weapons

45

When was the storming of Bastille?

14th July 1789

46

When was the great fear?

17th July- 3rd August 1789

47

When were feudal right abolished?

4th August 1789

48

When was the declaration of rights of man and citizen?

26th August 1789

49

When was the oath to the civil constitution of the clergy?

November 1790

50

When was the consulate established and the consuls swore allegiance to the republic?

19th Brumaire (1799)

51

When was Napoleon nearly assassinated?

In 1800

52

When was the first plebiscite held under Napoleon? What did it achieve?

7th Feb 1800
Voted for the constitution 3011007 to 1562
Constitution already illegally in operation so only for show
Eligible voters only accounted for 20% of votes recorded

53

When was the second plebiscite held? What did it achieve?

4th August 1802
Gave Napoleon the right to name his successor
Purged the tribunal
Named a new constitution

54

When was the plebiscite held that gave Napoleon the vote to become emperor

18th May 1804