Petty laborers and laboring poor-wore pants not knee breeches-became a major political group in revolutionary France. The most radical members of the 3rd Estate.
A class of people having high birth or rank. Members of the 2nd Estate.
The enlightened, educated, middle class of France; provided force behind the Revolution.
Church officials, member of the 1st Estate.
A monarchy in which the ruler's power is unlimited.
The largest portion of the population in France during the revolution.
An assembly of representatives from all three of the estates, or social classes, in France.
A wave of senseless panic that spread through the French countryside after the storming of the Bastille in 1789.
Reign of Terror
The period of Robespierre's rule; period of killing and unrest.
This Frenchman was a Jacobin leader who led the Reign of Terror during the French revolution.
Radical political group during the French Revolution. They were led by Maximilien Robespierre.
Tennis Court Oath
Declaration mainly by members of the Third Estate not to disband until they had drafted a constitution for France.
King of France during the French Revolution.
Women's March to Versailles
Parisian women marched to Versailles to talk to King Louis XVI about bread prices.
The three social classes into which France was divided before the French Revolution.
Storming of the Bastille
Event in which a mob went into a fortress and got gun powder to defend themselves from King Louis XVI.
A French congress established by represenatives of the 3rd Estate.
Instrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles.