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FrenchRevA

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Which event marks the beginning of the French Revolution? The storming of the Bastille
What happened on July 14, 1789? Paris citizens attacked the Bastille in Paris France.
Why was France in debt? France spent lots of money fighting wars.
How did King Louis XVI plan to solve France's money problems? By raising taxes
Which document called for equal treatment of citizens, free speech, and freedom of religion? Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
What type of government did France have before the French Revolution? absolute monarchy
What inspired the people of France to fight against their government? American Revolution and the Enlightenment
Which social group in France did 97% of the people belong to? bourgeoisie, commoners, farmers, merchants
Which invention was the main execution device of the late 1700’s in France? guillotine
Which movement encouraged people to question authority and find answers themselves? Enlightenment
What happened to the cost of bread during the French Revolution? It increased a lot
Who led the government of France when the French Revolution started? Louis XVI
Who overthrew the government in a coup d'état? Napoleon Bonoparte
Which group was in the First Estate? the clergy
Which was the wealthiest group in the Third Estate? the bourgeoisie
What crime was Louis XVI charged with committing? treason
Which conflict inspired France's revolution? American Revolution
Which group of men ruled France during the Reign of Terror? the Directory
During which period were thousands of people executed by the guillotine? The Reign of Terror
Created by: hycinthia.M