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Modern World History

French Revolution CH 7:1-2

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Louis XVI The King of France who was beheaded by the French people during the French Revolution because of his weak leadership.
Estates-General The French representatives from the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Estates called by Louis XVI to approve tax reform during France's financial crisis.
National Assembly To gain power over the king, the Third Estate renamed itself the National Assembly and created the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.
Tennis Court Oath The members of France's National Assembly made a pledge to create a new constitution when meeting in an indoor tennis court.
Legislative Assembly The completion of the new constitution in 1791 created a new lawmaking body called the Legislative Assembly and established France as a constitutional monarchy.
Jacobins A radical political organization that became very influential in the French government and that guide the decision to execute Louis XVI.
Maximilien Robespierre A Jacobin leader who took dictatorial power in France and initiated the Reign of Terror.
Reign of Terror 1000s of French men and women were accused of being "enemies" of the Revolution and executed by the guillotine.
Created by: narobd