King Louis XVI
Not popular an spent a lot of money, executed
Queen Marie Antoinette
Austrian woman, married Louis XVI, executed
Old government of France
Church, clergy, owned 10% of land, paid 2% taxes
everybody else... very bad, lots of taxes
French guy who raised taxes for the commoners
published pamphlet "What is the 3rd Estate?"
Did the Tennis Court Oath., A French congress established by representatives of the third Estate
Tennis Court Oath
Vow not to leave the tennis court at Versailles until the King and the Church listened to the 3rd Estate's demands
Prison in Paris where the revolutionaries broke in and stole ammunition to fight French army. Called Storming of the Bastille.
July 14, 1789
date that the Bastille was attacked
revolutionary flag. Red and blue = Paris. White = royalty
commoners destroy the financial debt
Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
John Locke's ideals incorporated into a document for the French revolutionaries
Olympe de Gouges
orchestrates women's march on Versailles
Flight to Varennes
the Royals tried to flee to Austria and were found in this small town in East France and taken prisoner.
Where Marie Antoinette lived with the children
Declaration of Pillnitz
Leopold II, Marie's brother
Prussia threatens France for not killing the Royals
The new congress. 2 sides: Radical and Less radical
Established by Robespierre so he could have all power. Said that if you were previously in the National Assembly, you couldn't serve again.
Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!!!
The battle cry for Freedom!
Freedom! Equality! Brotherhood!
newspaper guy in Paris, who was very radical and wanted a bunch of executions
killing device of choice
Moderate people in France that want change
Loud person that inspires people to fight for their country
Radical group of Congress, led by Robespierre
Spokesperson for 3rd Estate. Power-hungry, crazy member of Public Safety. Had a lot of people killed.
Armies approach France and kill tons of priests and people who opposed the Revolution
Battle of Valmy
Where the Revolutionaries defeat Duke of Brunswick (Austria and Prussia) and stop them from reaching Paris
Committee of Public Safety
12 member, executive committee led by Robespierre and Jacobins
Reign of Terror
Eliminated non radicals, getting rid of opponents of Revolution
Elimination of Religion in France. Got rid of all religious statues and Catholic connections. Making a new calendar with no Sundays.
Orchestrated the De-Christianization
Cult of the Supreme Being
Festival of the Faith of France. On a papier-mache mountain
Robespierre executed, Moderates released from prison, Jacobins and sans disbanded, old order restored.
The executives and the Government, New Government after the Jacobins
House of the Ancients
250 people that approved the laws
House of the 500
500 people that made the laws