American and French Revolution
Terms in this set (15)
Slogan of the American Revolution
No taxation without representation
Treaty of Paris
British finally recognize American independence
Author of the Declaration of Independence
Type of government where the people hold the power through voting
Peasants and Everyone else
Reign of Terror
Time period during the French Revolution where many of the member of the 1st and 2nd estate were executed via guillotine
The King of France who refused to listen to the demands of the Third Estate and was beheaded and charged with treason.
Coup de' tat
A sudden and illegal seizure/overthrow of the government.
The paranoid leader of the Committee of Public Safety who was in charge during the Reign of Terror.
The person who took over France and proclaimed himself as Emperor only to later be exiled twice to remote islands.
Causes of the French Revolution
Famine, debt, class inequality
Tennis Court Oath
The 3rd Estate said they would not stop working until they created a new constitution.
Napoleon's Invasion of Russia
Fails because the Russian winter sets in.