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Vocabulary 2

History Final

TermDefinition
Tennis Court Oath a pledge made by the members of France’s National Assembly in 1789, in which they vowed to continue meeting until they had drawn up a new constitution
Great Fear a wave of senseless panic that spread through the French countryside after the storming of the Bastille in 1789
Guillotine a machine for beheading people, used as a means of execution during the French Revolution
Reign of Terror the period, from mid-1793 to mid-1794, when Maximilien Robespierre ruled France nearly as a dictator and thousands of political figures and ordinary citizens were executed.
Plebicite a direct vote in which a country’s people have the opportunity to approve or reject a proposal
Blockade the use of troops or ships to prevent commercial traffic from entering or leaving a city or region
Hundred Days the brief period during 1815 when Napoleon made his last bid for power, deposing the French king and again becoming emperor of France
Central Powers in World War I, the nations of Germany and Austria-Hungary, along with the other nations that fought on their side
Allied Powers the nations of Great Britain, France, and Russia, along with the other nations that fought on their side; also, the group of nations including Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States that opposed the Axis Powers in World War II
Trench Warfare a form of warfare in which opposing armies fight each other from trenches dug in the battlefield
Armistice an agreement to stop fighting
Fourteen Points a series of proposals in which U.S. president Woodrow Wilson outlined a plan for achieving a lasting peace after World War I
League of Nations an international association formed after World War I with the goal of keeping peace among nations
Coup d'estat a sudden seizure of political power in a nation
Lycee a state-run public school in France
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