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France 1789-1815

The French Revolution, Napoleon, and the European Reaction

Who was Abbe Sieyes? What did he write? Sieyes was a French clergyman. He wrote What is the Third Estate.
What was the Estates General? It was an institution made up of a three-house body. The First Estate consisted of the clergy (1%). The Second Estate consisted of the nobility (2%). The Third Estate consisted of the bourgeois and everyone else (97%).
What happened at the Tennis Court Oath on June 17, 1789? Since the First and Second Estates had excluded the Third from the first meeting, the Third Estate gathered in the Tennis Court at Versailles and announced themselves as a new National Assembly.
What happened on July 14, 1789? The Fall of the Bastille in Paris. French citizens protested at the Bastille (a symbol of despotism). Louis XVI sent troops. Revolution had begun.
What was the Great Fear? A general panic that the nobility were using the situations in Paris and Versailles to organize groups of thugs to steal from the peasants.
What did Marquis de Lafayette write? Declaraion of Rights of Man and Citizen.
What did the Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen encompass? Men are "born and remain free and equal in rights." Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and freedom to engage in economic activity of their choice. Propert was inviolable and sacred.
Why is Olympe de Gouges important? She wrote The Rights of Women in response to Lafayette, defending women's rights to their own property and to divorce.
After the summer of 1789, what position was Louis XVI left in? He was under the control of the people of Paris. The bread shortage enraged the revolutionary citizens.
Who worsened the conflict between church and state? Pope Pius VI. He denounce the Civil Constitution and the Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen.
Louis XVI fleed France with his family in 1971. Why did they return? The National Assembly were still interested in keeping the constitutional monarchy.
Why aren't there anymore questions? Marissa needs to take a break. Feel free to add more! I hope these helped! I shall continue soon!
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