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Louis XVI King of France during the French Revolution.
Bastille Paris prison stormed on July 14, 1789 marking the beginning of French Revolution.
guillotine Execution device used during the revolution
National Assembly New name for the Third Estate. This legislative group wrote a new constitution for France
Three Estates France's social groups.
clergy Church official; members of the First State
Reign of Terror Period from 1793-1794 when thousands were executed in France
bourgeoisie Middle class members of the Third Estate
bankrupt broke; out of money
absolute monarchy type of government in France at the beginning of the Revolution
Marie Antoinette Wife of King Louis XVI
coup d'etat Overthrow the government
treason To betray or commit a crime against your country
Napoleon Bonaparte Staged a coup d'├ętat; built an empire for France; emperor
Tennis Court Oath Promise made by the Third Estate not to disband until they had written a constitution for France
nobility Wealthy members of the Second Estate
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