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Chapter 18 Section 4

Estate Social class
Bourgeoisie The middle class
Louis XVI Last king of France before the fall of the monarchy during the French Revolution
Marie Antoinette (Madame Deficit) Last queen of French Revolution
Sans Culottes Common people of the lower classes in late 18th century France
Clergy The body of all people ordained for religious duties, especially in the church
Nobility The group of people belonging to the noble class in a country, especially those w/ a hereditary or honorary title
National Assembly The elected legislature in France during the 1st part of the French Revolution
Estates General The legislative body in France until 1789, representing the 3 estates of the realm
Tennis Court Oath Vowing "not to separate, and to resemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established
Bastille A fortress in Paris
Jacobins A member of a democratic club established in Paris in 1789
Suffrage The right of intercessory prayers in petitions
Robespierre French lawyer and politician
Reign of Terror A period of remorseless or bloodshed, in particular Reign of Terror, the period
Napoleon President of France
Napoleonic Code French civil code
September Massacre A wave of killings in paris and other cities in late summer of 1792 during the french revolution
Annex append or add as an extra or subordinate part, especially to a document.
Plebisate the direct vote of all the members of an electorate on an important public question such as a change in the constitution
Secular denoting attitudes, activities, or things that have no religious or spiritual basis
Blockade an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving
Abdicate (of a monarch) renounce ones throne
Committee of Public Safety formed the de facto executive government in france during the reign of terror
Mass Levy the policy of forced mass military conscription of all able- bodied, unmarried men between ages of 18 and 25 adopted in the aftermath of the french revolution of 1789
Scorched Earth Policy A military strategy of burning and destroying buildings, crops
Created by: Aleah Dewildt