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French revolution

TermDefinition
Estates General organized based the social structure of France
Regime Ancien political and social system of France prior to the French revolution. Under the regime everyone was a subject under the king
Louis XVI King of France from 1774 until his deposition in 1792. Believed in absolute monarchy
Third State 98% of the french population. They had to pay all the taxes of the government and Church.
First estate The clergy (basically the priests and the bishops) exempt from paying taxes.
Second estate The nobles such as the duchess duke and etc. they were also exempt from taxes as well.
Tennis Court Oath Made up by the members of the third estate who began to call themselves the National Assembly. took the oath vowing not to seperate.
National Assembly the elected legislature in France during the French Revolution
Reign of terror period of violence that occurred after the onset of the revolution of the french revolution. This was to execute the enemies ( several instigators)
Robespierre He was the best known and most influential figures associated with the french revolution and the reign of terror
Jacobins most radical and ruthless of the political groups formed in the wake of the French revolution and with the help of Robespierre they created the reign of terror
Bastille fortress in paris. It kept prisoners for the kings of france. It played an important role in the internal conflicts of France
Committee of Public Safety
Guilotine machine with a heavy blade sliding vertically in grooves used for beheading people
Directory group of five men who held the executive power in France according to the constitution. Chosen by the new legislature
Declaration of the Rights of Man National Constituent Assembly is fundamental document of the French Revolution and in the history of human and civil rights
Napoleon French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led to several successful campaigns.
Enlightenment Celebration of powers of human reason, a keen interest in science,the promotion of religious toleration , and desire to construct gov.
American Revolution The Thirteen Colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy overthrew the authority of Great Britain
Inflation a general in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money
Napoleonic Code French civil code established under Napoleon
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