system of feudalism
social class of people
weak king who came to French throne in 1774
unpopular queen; wife of Louis XVI
Assembly of representatives from all three estates
French congress established by representatives of the Third Estate
Tennis Court Oath
promise made by Third Estate representatives to draw up a new constitution
assembly that replaced the National Assembly in 1791
nobles and others who left France during the peasent uprisings and who hoped to come back to restore the old system
machine for beheading people
revolutionary leader who tried to wipe out every trace of France's past monarchy and nobility
Regin of Terror
period of Robespierre's rule
military leader who seized power in France
a sudden takeover of a government
complete set of laws set up by Napoleon that eliminated many injustices
Battle of Trafalgar
British defeat of Napoleon's forces at sea
Napoleon's policy of preventing trade and communication between Great Britain and other European nations
War that Napoleon fought in Spain
battle in Belgium that was Napoleon's final defeat
Napoleon's last bid for power, which ended at Waterloo
Congress of Vienna
meetings in Vienna for the purpose of restoring order to Europe
Klemens von Metternich
key leader at the Congress of Vienna
Concert of Europe
series of alliances to help prevent revolution
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