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FreRev

French Revolution

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Why were many people sentenced to death during the Reign of Terror? They were suspected of disagreeing with the Committee of Public Safety's changes
What event marks the end of the French Revolution? Napoleon's coup d'etat
What was Maximilien Robespierre’s role in the French Revolution? the leader of the Committee of Public Safety
abdicate to give up power
What economic changes occurred during the French Revolution? everyone paid taxes
exile to be sent away from your home permanently
coup d’etat a quick takeover of the government
What was Napoleon Bonaparte's job before he became the emperor of France? military general
What political changes occurred during the French Revolution? a new constitution was written
guillotine a device used to execute people
What did the “Declaration of Rights of Man and of the Citizen” do for France? It ended the estate system and unfair taxes
What happened at the Bastille on July 14, 1789? a mob attacked the prison in order to gather weapons
What social changes occurred during the French Revolution? the estate system ended
What two groups made up the third estate? bourgeoisie and peasants
Why was France bankrupt? King Louis XVI had spent lots of money building Versailles and France had spent a lot of money fighting in wars
How did the Enlightenment and American Revolution influence the French Revolution? It made the French want limited government instead of unlimited
Before the French Revolution, there was a bad harvest for many years. How was this a cause of the revolution? many people in the third estate were starving and unemployed, while the first and second estates lived in luxury
a social class in France estate
a person who is neither rich nor poor; middle class bourgeoisie
a person from an important family who is usually wealthy from land ownership aristocracy
a church official clergy
a poor farmer peasant
to run out of money completely bankrupt
the king of France before the French Revolution King Louis XVI
the name of the huge palace built by King Louis XVI Versailles
Before the French Revolution, the population was divided in three estates. How was this a cause of the revolution? The First and Second Estates did not pay taxes, even though they had the most money.
Why did other countries become involved in the French Revolution? The leaders were worried that their citizens would be influenced by what was going on in France
Created by: lcarson