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English philosopher who advocated the idea of a "social contract" in which government powers are derived from the consent of the governed and in which the government serves the people; also said people have natural rights to life, liberty and property.
- King of France (1774-1792). In 1789 he summoned the Estates-General, but he did not grant the reforms that were demanded and revolution followed. Louis and his queen, Marie Antoinette, were executed in 1793.
This was a political party within the National Convention named because the people that made up this party sat on the highest benches in the assembly hall. These people were the activists within the Convention. This group worried that the Girondists would become conservative because of their already moderate beliefs. Although they were in competition with each other, this group eventually won due to their alliance with the Sans-Culottes, resulting in a more radical group of people.
wrote "Leviathan" and believed people were naturally cruel, greedy, and selfish; he also believed only a powerful governemnt could keep an orderly society
Wrote an essay called "What is the 3rd estate" Argued that lower classes were more important than the nobles and the government should be responsible to the people.
A French political leader of the eighteenth century. A Jacobin, he was one of the most radical leaders of the French Revolution. He was in charge of the government during the Reign of Terror, when thousands of persons were executed without trial. After a public reaction against his extreme policies, he was executed without trial.
Overthrew French Directory in 1799 and became emperor of the French in 1804. Failed to defeat Great Britain and abdicated in 1814. Returned to power briefly in 1815 but was defeated and died in exile.
People who want the revolution to bring great changes to France, in the French Revolution, a radical group made up of Parisian wage-earners, and small shopkeepers who wanted a greater voice in government, lower prices, and an end of food shortages
Radical republicans during the French Revolution. They were led by Maximilien Robespierre from 1793 to 1794.
Palace built by Louis the 14th which drained valuable money from the already weak french economy
The political prison and armory stormed on July 14, 1789, by Partisian city workers alarmed by the king's concentration of troops at Versailles
a movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social institutions
a former kingdom in north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and northern Poland
French political philosopher who advocated the separation of executive and legislative and judicial powers (1689-1755)
a system of government in which the head of state is a hereditary position and the king or queen has almost complete power
The French national assembly summoned in 1789 to remedy the financial crisis and make it seem as though the lower class had say in government. Partially the result of What is the Third Estate.
Tennis court oath
a pledge made by the members of France's National Assembly in 1789, in which they vowed to continue meeting until they had drawn up a new constitution
French Revolutionary assembly (1789-1791). Called first as the Estates General, the three estates came together and demanded radical change. It passed the Declaration of the Rights of Man in 1789. (p. 585)
The Declaration of the Rights Of Man and Citizen
A document drafted in August 1789 by the National Constituent Assembly. This declaration uphled that all men were "born and remain free and equal in rights" of "liberty, property, security and resistance to oppression." It called for equality of law, education, employment, innocent until proven guilty, and freedom of religion.
comittee of Public Safety
committee to "protect" citizens from counter-revolutionaries, truly was only protecting the revolution and wreaking havoc on the populace of France
A French man who believed that Human beings are naturally good & free & can rely on their instincts. Government should exist to protect common good, and be a democracy
a French congress with the power to create laws and approve declarations of war, established by the constitution of 1791.
The Great fear
a vast panic that spread quickly through France in 1789; peasant rebellions became common; citizens, fearing invasion by foreign troops that would support the French monarchy, formed militias
A court instituted in Paris by the Convention between October 1793 and the Thermidorian Reaction, this court was one of the main instruments of the Reign of Terror and sent many people to the guillotine.
the period, from mid-1793 to mid-1794, when Maximilien Robespierre France nearly as a dictator and thousands of political figures and ordinary citizens were executed
The Republic of Virtue
In this speech, Robespierre provided a comprehensive statement of his political theory while advocating the use of terror in defending democracy, which he equated with virtue.
11th month of french Revolutionary, eleventh month of the Revolutionary calendar (July and August), Marked the end of the Reign of Terror. named after a summer month of the French Republican calendar (from July 20 to August 18), which took place on 9 Thermidor An II (July 27, 1794), when Maximilien Robespierre and his Committee of Public Safety were forcibly removed from power.
Declaration of Pillnitz
afraid that other countries would follow France's lead and begin revolutions, Emperor Leopold II of Austria and King Frederick William II of Prussia issued this declaration in August 27, 1791, inviting other European monarchs to intervene on behalf of Louis XVI if his monarchy was threatened.
Levee en Masse
A national draft in France in 1794, created under the Jacobins, of a citizen army with support from young and old, heralding the emergence of modern warfare.
an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations, esp. as contrasted to cooperatively or state-owned means of wealth.
commercial and industrial region of england during industrial recolution. 85% of world cotton went through here.
A time when new inventions such as the seed drill and the steel plow made farming easier and faster. The production of food rose dramatically.
French sociologist and reformer who hoped to achieve universal harmony by reorganizing society (1772-1837), French mathematician who developed Fourier analysis and studied the conduction of heat (1768-1830)
The process of consolidating small landholdings into a smaller number of larger farms in England during the eighteenth century.
17th century laws in England that bound out vagrants and abandoned children as indentured servants to masters, Social security system from in England from 16th to 20th century----Elizabethan Poor Law of 1601 - created a collectivist national system, offered relief to unemployed, provided materials for those seeking work, boarded out to orphaned and abandoned young children
This was the political idea in which the people regarded tradition as the basic source of human institutions and the proper state and society remained those before the French Revolution which rested on a judicious blend on monarchy, bureaucracy, aristocracy, and respectful commoners
a political or social philosophy advocating the freedom of the individual, parliamentary systems of government, nonviolent modification of political, social, or economic institutions to assure unrestricted development in all spheres of human endeavor, and governmental guarantees of individual rights and civil liberties.
(1771-1858) British cotton manufacturer believed that humans would reveal their true natural goodness if they lived in a cooperative environment. Tested his theories at New Lanark, Scotland and New Harmony, Indiana, but failed
Claude Henri de Saint-Simon
who is called the founder of French socialism, argued that a brotherhood of man must accompany the scientific organization of industry and society. He proposed that production and distribution be carried out by the state, and that allowing everyone to have equal opportunity to develop their talents would lead to social harmony, and the traditional state could be virtually eliminated, or transformed. "Rule over men would be replaced by the administration of things
external-combustion engine in which heat is used to raise steam which either turns a turbine or forces a piston to move up and down in a cylinder
a nice factory owner who had factories with good conditions and stated the sadler commision to give child labourers more rights.
a write up of the testimonies of the child labourers and this lead to the laws being changed.
Scottish political economist and philosopher. His Wealth of Nations (1776) laid the foundations of classical free-market economic theory, government should not interfere with economics. Advocates Laissez Faire and founder of "invisible hand"
English economist who argued that the laws of supply and demand should operate in a free market (1772-1823), Principles of Political Economy (1817); "iron law of wages": rise of population means rise of amount of workers, which cause wages to fall below the subsistence level, resulting in misery and starvation
English economist and cleric was the most famous pioneer observer of population growth with the publishing in 1798 of An Essay on the Principle of Population, known as the "dismal essay." He believed that the human ability to multiply far exceeds our ability to increase food production. He maintained that "a strong and constantly operating check on population" will necessarily act as a natural control on numbers. He regarded famine, disease, and war as the inevitable outcome of the human population's outstripping the food supply.
Andrew Ure believed that conditions were improving for the working people. Ure wrote in 1835 in his study of the cotton industry that conditions in most factories were not harsh and were even quite good. (743)
they were designed to be unpleasant, husbands and wives were separated, food was bad, work distasteful to make poverty the most desirable of all social conditions
Any of a group of British workers who between 1811 and 1816 rioted and destroyed laborsaving textile machinery in the belief that such machinery would diminish employment.
The key Chartist demand-that all men be given the right to vote-became the great hope of millions of aroused people. They also wanted to limit the workday in factories to ten hours and to permit duty-free importation of wheat into Great Britain to secure cheap bread. They saw complete political democracy and rule by the common people as the means to a good and just society. (p.776)
1840's reported on unsanitary conditions in London created by intramural burials, the high cost of funerals and the 1st use of the death certificate.
Networks of iron (later steel) rails on which steam (later electric or diesel) locomotives pulled long trains at high speeds. First railroads were built in England in the 1830s. Success caused a railroad building boom lasting into the 20th Century (704)
political, economic or military alignment of nations; promotes the common interests of members
a political orientation of a people or a government to maintain a strong military force and to be prepared to use it aggresively to defend or promote national interests
the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies.
Present day territory that includes Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, and the former Yugoslavia. Revolutions sparked by nationalism began here: Greece (1821), WWI (1914)
The Triple Alliance
This alliance consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. Italy later left, and was replaced with The Ottoman Empire (Turkey) and Bulgaria. Also known as the Central Powers.
Fighting with trenches, mines, and barbed wire. Horrible living conditions, great slaughter, no gains, stalemate, used in WWI.
weapons with chemical agents designed to attack bodies nervous system, blood, skin, or lungs. EX. WWI Mustard Gas
treaty of versaille
4 major provisions: 1. Territorial losses- Alsace and Lorraine had to now be returned by the Germans. 2. Military restrictions-Germany had to reduce its army to 100,000 men, cut back its navy, and eliminate its air force. 3. War guilt- declared that Germany (and Austria) was responsible for starting the war. The treaty ordered Germany to pay reparations for all the damage to govts. and the people. 4. League of Nations
the son of Nicholas I who, as czar of Russia, introduced reforms that included limited emancipation of the serfs (1818-1881)
1905, peaceful protest to czar Nicholas II palace, led by Father Gapon, fired on by palace guards, 100s died
Russian Civil War
1918-1920: conflict in which the Red Army successfully defended the newly formed Bolshevik government against various Russian and interventionist anti-Bolshevik armies. Red vs. White Army.
a socialist manifesto written by Marx and Engels (1842) describing the history of the working-class movement according to their views
riot against government because of failure to win the war- troops joined peasants in fighting- provisional government took control
five year plan
Stalin's economic policy to rebuild the Soviet economy after WWI. tried to improve heavy industry and improve farm output, but resulted in famine
Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition (1879-1953)
German philosopher, economist, and revolutionary. With the help and support of Friedrich Engels he wrote The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Das Kapital (1867-1894). These works explain historical development in terms of the interaction of contradictory economic forces, form the basis of all communist theory, and have had a profound influence on the social sciences.
the political and economic theories of Lenin which provided the guiding doctrine of the Soviet Union
Russian revolutionary led the Menshevik party. A leader of the communist Revolution (1917), he was later expelled from the Communist Party (1927) and banished (1929) for his opposition to the authoritarianism of Stalin
was a communist faction of the Russian revolutionary movement that emerged in 1903. They wanted to move step by step towards a communist government (wanted const. monarchy first).
Last tsar of Russia, he went to the frontlines in WWI to try to rally the troops, but was forced to abdicate after his wife made horrible decisions under the influence of Rasputin.
Issued in Russia because of fear of a general strike. Granted full civil rights and a popular parliament- Duma.
The seizure of power by force by the Bolsheviks from the Provisional Government (that had replaced Tsar Nicholas II after the February Revolution) in November of 1917. After the forceful seizure of power, Lenin set himself up as the first head of a Marxist state with aspirations to change the country, making several decrees in his effort use socialist ideas (Confiscation of large estates and businesses & establishment of political monopoly- no rival political parties).
The government established in 1917 which replaced Nicholas II when he abdicated. The only mistake of this government was not getting Russia out of the brutal World War I.
dynasty that favored the nobles, reduced military obligations, expanded the Russian empire further east, and fought several unsuccessful wars, yet they lasted from 1613 to 1917.
The system of agricultural labor popular in eastern Europe in which peasants had no rights or freedoms and were bound to the land.
Socialists emphasizing popular consent, peaceful change, political pluralism and constitutional government.
The revolution that began January 1905 with Bloody Sunday and ended with Nicholas II creating the October Manifesto.
-Third international of the European socialist movement
-worked towards Lenin Bolshevik socialism becoming rule for all socialist parties outside Soviet Union
-enforced Twenty-One conditions on socialist parties wishing to join it
-sought to destroy all democratic socialism
-caused split in major European socialist parties
the great purge
Josef Stalin's rein of terror on the Soviet Union, Time period when all opposition to the communist government under Stalin were sent to labor camps.
New economic policy
Policy proclaimed by Vladimir Lenin in 1924 to encourage the revival of the Soviet economy by allowing small private enterprises. Joseph Stalin ended this policy in 1928 and replaced it with a series of Five-Year Plans.
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
a peace treaty signed on March 3, 1918, at Brest-Litovsk (now Brest, Belarus) between the Russian SFSR and the Central Powers, marking Russia's exit from World War I.
Founder of the Russian Communist Party, this man led the November Revolution in 1917 which established a revolutionary soviet government based on a union of workers, peasants, and soldiers.
A system introduced under Bolshevik rule after 1917 which involved land being seized and redistributed, factories given to the workers, banks being nationalized, and church property being granted to the state. This was enforced by the Cheka.
when the Bolsheviks rose in insurrection but ended up failing. This hardened political lines in Russia. Bolsheviks were arrested.
(QI) The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
civil liberties, equality before the law, no man above the law, basic human rights, constitution like
(QI) Abbe Sieyes
What is the Third Estate?; complains about the living conditions, demands fair representation in government, they want their voices to be heard.
Justification of the Use of Terror; radical, kill Louis 16, anti counter-rev., violence is only justice, anything about liberty and virtue.
(QI) David Ricardo
Iron Law of Wages; free market, wage depends on price of subsistence, capitalism = good
(QI) Adam Smith
Wealth of Nations; invisible hand of competition/laissez-faire, capitalism = good, supports private ownership of means of production, division of labor (assembly lines)
(QI) Andrew Ure
the Philosophy of Manufacturers; machines replace people (for the hard/dangerous work), how to increase efficiency, basic health and insurance benefits for workers, specialized/skilled jobs
(QI) Edwin Chadwick
Chadwick's Report on Sanitary Conditions; actual issues on the street rather than inside the factories, improve working conditions, poor laws
(QI) Thomas Malthus
anything about population growth or decline (most likely on the final), babies, famine
(QI) Leon Trotsky
In Defense of the Russian Revolution; why revolution/communism is needed to move forward, political working class party (working class representation in government)
(QI) Vladimir Lenin
95 Theses; pro-marxism, democratic organization of political parties, soviets (working class unions) in power, socialism, anti counter rev.
5 year plans, agricultural and industrial reforms, kulaks could be a hint, anti counter rev.
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