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Palace of Versailles
A large royal residence built in the seventeenth century by King Louis XIV of France, near Paris. Is a spectacular example of French classical architecture. The Hall of Mirrors is particularly well known. The peace treaty that formally ended World War I was negotiated and signed here as well.
July 14, 1789 French peasants stormed the prison the Bastille, in an attempt to free prisoners, they believed, had been wrongly accused.
a mountainous republic in central Europe - under the Habsburgs (1278-1918) Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century
The site of Napoleon's defeat by British and Prussian armies in 1815, which ended his last bid for power
The rocky island off the western coast of Africa where English imprisoned Napoleon and he eventually died.
Marseilles Bordeaux, Lyon(
french port city, troops marched to a patriotic song as they marched from this city inspiring the french national anthem.
The Great Fear
When the peasants were afraid that the nobles would send robbers to kill them. It was a result of the storming of Bastille
Reign of Terror
the period, from mid-1793 to mid-1794, when Robespierre ruled France nearly as a dictator and thousands of political figures and ordinary citizens were executed
Tennis Court Oath
Vow by members of the 3rd estate not to disband until a constitution was written for France.
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