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"The Old Order" society controlled by the First Estate (clergy) and Second Estate (nobility) in France prior to 1789, was overthrown during the French Revolution
Tennis Court Oath
The National Assembly was locked out of its meeting hall, so members went to a tennis court and swore to continue work until until a constitution was written
A fortress, prison, and armory in Paris that was attacked and destroyed by Parisians because of high bread prices
Formed by order of the constitution in 1791, it was suspended and later replaced by the National Convention
Revolutionaries in Paris who wore short pants and plain clothes during the French Revolution
Head of Committee of Public Safety during the Reign of Terror, eventually was himself executed, which ended the Reign of Terror, eventually was himself executed, which ended the Reign of Terror
Declaration of the Rights of Man
Document adopted by the National Assembly on August 26, 1789 that declared all men free and equal before the law
Took part in coup d' etat that that overthrew the Directory in 1799, became Emperor of France in 1804, built empire by military victories and was ultimately defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815
Concordat of 1801
A reestablishment of relations between Napoleon's government and the Catholic Church after the French Revolution
Congress of Vienna
Peace agreement in Europe negotiated by Russia, Austria, Prussia, and Great Britain, this agreement exiled Napoleon to the island of Elba in the Mediterranean Sea
Site of the final battle of the Napoleonic Wars 1815, Napoleon lost and was forced to exile, dying in 1821
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