The French Revolution was a period of political and social upheaval in France from 1789 to 1799 which profoundly impacted the nation and the world. One of the most important events during the Revolution was the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789. This event marked the beginning of the Revolution and was a major turning point in French history. It was also a symbol of the power of the people in the face of tyrannical rule. Other important events during the French Revolution include the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, the Reign of Terror, and the fall of the monarchy. All of these events shaped the course of the Revolution and helped to create the modern French Republic.