He French Revolution was a revolt from the Third Estate (the poorest French citizen) against the Absolute power of the two other estates (The Clergy and the Nobility). The Estates General met in May 1789 and The revolutionaries took control of the country, they declared themselves a National Assembly during the Tennis Court Oath in June 1789. The storming of the Bastille on July 14th, 1789 was when a mob of supporters of the Revolution stormed the king's prison and destroyed this symbol of Louis XVI absolute power. During the Declaration of the rights of men and citizen on August 26th, 1789 The revolutionaries wrote France a constitution. The Monarchy officially ended on September 21st, 1792 and France became a Republic. Afterward s The Reign of Terror (1793-1794) was run by Robespierre who killed thousands he considered treasonous including the King and Queen. Until he himself was killed in July 1794. The country tried in some ways to mimic the American constitution, but in the end their revolution failed with the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte. If you want more on him e-mail me.