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Human Legacy Ch. 6.1

The Revolution Begins

Old Order the political and social system in place in France before the Revolution
King Louis XVI king of France from 1774 to 1792; his unpopular policies, including harsh taxes, helped trigger the French Revolution; deposed by the National Convention, he was executed by guillotine
Marie-Antoinette queen of France, wife of king Louis XVI; she was queen during the French Revolution and was disliked by many French citizens; she was found guilty of treason and guillotined
First Estate in pre-Revolution France, the clergy
Second Estate in pre-Revolution France, the nobles
Third Estate in pre-Revolution France,the bourgeoisie, artisans,workers, and peasants,
bourgeoisie the urban middle class; merchants, professionals, and manufacturers
sans culottes "without breeches"; a radical group of shopkeepers and wage earners during the French Revolution who wanted a larger voice in government and an end to food shortages
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen a document that laid out the basic principles of the French Revolution- liberty, equality, fraternity
radical a person with extreme views
privileges special rights given to those who had high positions in society