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French Revolution

French Revolution Study Stack

King during the French Revolution Louis XVI
Wife of Louis XVI and Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Governing body of France before the French Revolution begins Estates General
Estate made up of the clergy First
Percentage of land owned by the First Estate 10%
Estate made up of the nobility who were given all important political and military position Second
Estate that consisted of the middle class, urban lower class, and peasant farmers. Third
Percentage of population represented by the Third Estate 98%
Percentage of taxes paid by the Third Estate 50%
Decree that stated that the National Assembly would not disband until a new constitution is written for France Tennis Court Oath
Event that marked the symbolic beginning of the French Revolution Storming of the Bastille
Supply that revolutionaries wanted from the Bastille Gunpowder
Document that laid out the main ideals of the French Revolution (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity) and `stated men are born equal and remain equal under the law Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
Demand of women marching on Versailles Bread
New government that wrote a new Constitution for France Legislative Assembly
The instrument of French Refinement Guillotine
Group that supported the absolute monarchy; usually wealthy families Conservatives
Group that consisted mainly of the middle class and wanted a Parliament; Supported the ideas of the Enlightenment Liberals
Group that supported the ideals of the French Revolution and wanted to bring democracy Radicals
Radical group that wanted to bring down the king and instill a republic in France Jacobins
Leader of the Radical Jacobins Robespierre
Two year period of French history that resulted in the deaths of at least 40,000 people who were executed for treason Reign of Terror
Group that arrested, tried, and executed French citizens accused of treason against the Revolution Committees of Public Safety
Failed government after the French Revolution that consisted of a 5 man board of directors Directory
Created by: argrant1215