Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson hailed the French Revolution.
Its heart is in the French Revolution, but so is the guillotine.
The Framers were not hostile to religion; this was not the French Revolution.
Like the French Revolution, the Tea Party Revolution is devouring its own children.
Until the French Revolution, this relic was part of a larger collection, watched over by the region's Dominican friars.
The outbreak of the French Revolution intensified his conservatism.
The cataclysm of the French Revolution interrupted his studies.
The French Revolution is no part of their original contract.
He read various books on the French Revolution with great interest.
With infinite pains he sought out the history of the French Revolution and obtained a clear picture of that tremendous event.
The event at the end of the eighteenth century that ended the thousand-year rule of kings in France and established the nation as a republic. The revolution began in 1789, after King Louis xvi had convened the French parliament to deal with an enormous national debt. The common people's division of the parliament declared itself the true legislature of France, and when the king seemed to resist the move, a crowd destroyed the royal prison (the Bastille). A constitutional monarchy was set up, but after King Louis and his queen, Marie Antoinette, tried to flee the country, they were arrested, tried for treason, and executed on the guillotine. Control of the government passed to Robespierre and other radicals — the extreme Jacobins — and the Reign of Terror followed (1793–1794), when thousands of French nobles and others considered enemies of the revolution were executed. After the Terror, Robespierre himself was executed, and a new ruling body, the Directory, came into power. Its incompetence and corruption allowed Napoleon Bonaparte to emerge in 1799 as dictator and, eventually, to become emperor. Napoleon's ascent to power is considered the official end of the revolution. (See Georges Danton and Jean-Paul Marat.)