Paper currency, the French churches were used as collateral - the first French paper currency issued by the General Assembly.
Medieval fortress that was converted to a prison stormed by peasants for ammunition during the early stages of the French Revolution.
Comfortable members of the 3rd estate. Basically middle class, wanted the privileges of the nobility and upper clergy.
Created by the National Convention, it established after the French Revolution - day one was the first day of the French Republic.
Committee of Public Safety
Established and led by Robespierre, fixed bread prices and nationalized some businesses. Basically secret police and also controlled the war effort. Instigated the Reign of Terror.
Conspiracy of Equals
Led by "Gracchus" Babeuf an attempt to renew violent rebellion after the Thermidore reaction - communistic nature.
Form of government which followed the directory - established by Napoleon - ended when Napoleon was crowned emperor.
The third estate of the Estates General - broke the Estates because they wanted the Estates to sit as a committee and not as segregated groups.
Declaration of the Rights of Man
Written by the National Convention - declared all men could do anything as long as it did not harm others.
Group of five men who served as liaisons between Robespierre and the Assembly. Overthrown by Napoleon.
Collection of works compiled during the Enlightenment - explained many aspects of society.
Not called since 1614 - finally called by Louis XVI at the advice of his financial ,minister - demanded control over the King's finances - he refused and dismissed them - sat as three segregated groups.
Followed the storming of the Bastille - people were scared of outlaws and reprisals - fanned of rebellion.
Created by Napoleon - kept watch over their own area of France - allowed Napoleon not to have to worry about petty problems.
Kings of France - executed for treason by the National Convention - absolute monarch - husband of Marie Antoinette.
Member of the National Assembly - led the Mountains - began and led the Committee of Public Safety - began the Reign of Terror.
Sans - culottes
Petty laborers and laboring poor = wore pants not knee breeches - became a major political group in revolutionary France.
Tennis Court Oaths
Taken by the National Assembly - stated that they would not disband had made a new constitution. Met here because they were unable to go to their meeting place.
A reaction against the violence of the Reign of Terror. Robespierre was executed.
Wrote Vindication of the Rights of Man and A Vindication of the Rights of Women.
1806 - issued by Napoleon, instituted the Continental System, in the response to British Blockade of commercial ports under French control.
Napoleon's brother, made king of Spain but unable to control the Spanish which led to the costly Peninsula War.
Confederation of the Rhine
League of German States organized by Napoleon in 1813 after defeating the Austrians at Austerlitz. The league collapsed after Napoleon's defeat in Russia.
(1806-12) French economic plan to cripple Britain. Russia's refusal to conform led to the Russian campaign.
The Grand Army
Combined French armies under Napoleon. Virtually destroyed during Napoleon's ill-fated Russian campaign.
(1814-24) tried to issue a Constitutional Charter which accepted many revolutionary changes and guaranteed civil liberties.
Passed by Napoleon. Took away many of the rights gained by women, aimed at reestablishing the "family monarchy". Modified after Napoleon's defeat.
France was forced to invade Spain after the failure of Joseph Bonaparte. Very costly for Napoleon. The Duke of Wellington helped the Spanish.
Found by one of Napoleon's officers during the Egyptian campaign. Allowed people to decipher hieroglyphics.
French representative at the Congress of Vienna and limited the demands of other countries upon the French.
(October 1805) Britain's Admiral Nelson destroyed the combined French and Spanish navies. Nelson was killed but invasion of Britain now became impossible.
Austrian foreign minister who basically controlled the Congress of Vienna. Wanted to promote peace, conservatism, and the repression of liberal nationalism throughout Europe.
Sir Richard Arkwright
Invented water frame at almost the same time as the spinning jenny was invented.
Believed that public problems should dealt with on a rational scientific basis. Believed in the idea of the greatest good for the greatest number. Wrote Principles of Morals and Legislation.
British Conservative - extended vote to all middle class male workers, needed to broaden aristocratic voter base.
Condition of Working Class in England - society's problems caused by capitalism and competition. Colleague of Karl Marx.
Factory Act 1833
Created factory workday for children between 9-13 to 8 hours a day. Not applicable to home. Outlawed child labor under 9 - factory owners established schools. Destroyed family unit.
French social theorist - criticized capitalism - wanted socialist utopia and emancipation of women. Theory of Four Movements.
New inventions, cotton and iron - changed small businesses beyond all recognition.
Minimal governmental interference in the economic affairs. Adam Smith and Francois Quesnay.
A People's Charter
Draft of reform Bill which called for universal suffrage payment of members of Parliament and annual elections - 6 main points.
1834, Gave some aid to the poor, but not very helpful against unemployment. Very favorable to employers.
First Reform Bill
1832, Modified the old political system by easing voting qualifications (but still not easy to qualify!). Abolished some smaller boroughs.
Second Reform Bill
1867, Conservatives and Liberals trying to gain votes. Disraeli's Conservatives extended the vote to almost 1 million more voters.
Added a condenser to Newcomen's steam engine to make it more efficient. Led to steam becoming a viable source of power.