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French Revolution (2018 Terms) - For Mary
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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. He and his queen, Marie Antoinette, were executed in 1793.
Declaration of the Rights of Man
French Revolution document that outlined what the National Assembly considered to be the natural rights of all people and the rights that they possessed as citizens
Reign of Terror
period of time in France during the tyrannical rule of Robespierre; more than 40,000 people were executed during the Terror; time of no religion, dictatorship, and fear in France
Assembly of Notables
In 1787, the financial situation in France grew so bad that Louis XVI called this assembly. It was made up of leading aristocrats and churchmen to see if they would willingly pay a new land tax that would apply to all, regardless of social status. Many refused to consider the tax and demanded a greater share in sharing power over France;
The king called a meeting with his first and second Estates to seek support for a plan to tax the nobles and the Church, Louis XVI called these people to ask for money and the wealthy refused. The nobles refused to pay taxes. This group was made up of people selected by the king and was made up primarily of nobles
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.
When the Third Estate left the Estates-General, they swore an oath on a tennis court and formed their own government called:
Tennis Court Oath
A promise made by the members of the National Assembly to stay together until they had written a constitution for France; this was the first deliberate act of the revolution (treason):
The meeting of the 3rd estate on the tennis court adjacent to the Estates General where they formed the first National Assembly and swore to fix society.
The fear of noble reprisals against peasant uprisings that seized the French countryside and led to further revolt. A period of panic and riot by peasants and others amid rumors of an "aristocratic conspiracy" by the king and the privileged to overthrow the Third Estate.
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