Modern World History: The French Revolution
Terms in this set (39)
Government system used since the Middle Ages
Leader of committee of public safety responsible for the Reign of Terror
Swiss philosopher who wrote social contract
The legislative body composed of representatives from all three estates
Philosopher whose works influenced the declaration of independence
Monarch at the beginning of the revolution
He set up a system of laws and a stable government
What was Napoleon's greatest domestic achievement?
The Age of Reason
The radical political fraction considered "left-wing" during the revolution
Eliminated feudal class privileges
One way that the French Revolution changed life in France
Believed in social contract and total power
Tennis Court Oath
The agreement made by the National Assembly to form a new French constitution
Belief in divine right
What does "I am the state" represent?
Prince Klemens von Metternich
Person most responsible for the accomplishments of the Congress of Vienna
Government where one ruler holds total power
Took away land and independence from the Catholic Church
How did the National Assembly lose the support of peasants?
Revolution in which country inspired France?
What country sent troops to France to try and quell revolution?
The National Assembly established this type of monarchy with the constitution written in 1791
What percent of France's population belonged to the third estate?
Execution device invented shortly before the French Revolution that claimed many lives
Returned to France and raised an army
What action best shows Napoleon's unwillingness to accept defeat?
During the Reign of Terror, who is safe from the guillotine?
The Storming of the Bastille
What event started the French Revolution on July 14th, 1789?
Philosopher that developed ideas of separation of powers and checks and balances
The strategy that Czar Alexander I used to defeat Napoleon in Russia
Philosopher that believed that women needed education to be virtuous and successful
Napoleon gave himself this title in a ceremony that took place at Notre Dame Cathedral in 1804
It was weak and corrupt
How did directory lead to the rise of Napoleon?
Create beginnings of a European democracy
What did Prince Klemens von Metternich not plan to accomplish at the Congress of Vienna?
What percent of France's population belonged to the first and second estates?
The Battle of Waterloo
Napoleon's last bid for power ended with his defeat at what battle?
Philosopher who fought for tolerance, reason, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech
The island where Napoleon was FIRST exiled in 1814
Function of the government is to protect equal rights
What belief did the Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen have in common with the Declaration of Independence?
King that put France in great debt
Clueless king, Revolution started under his rule
Asserts that a monarch is subject to no earthly authority, deriving the right to rule directly from the will of God
In the Napoleonic wars, the blockade designed by Napoleon to paralyze Great Britain through the destruction of British commerce
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