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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.

The Bastille

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


a strong military state in central Europe that emerged in the late 1600s


Country where Nelson defeated Napolean for the 1st Time.


The site of Napoleon's defeat by British and Prussian armies in 1815, which ended his last bid for power


An island of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea Napoleon was exiled to.

St. Helena

The rocky island off the western coast of Africa where English imprisoned Napoleon and he eventually died.

The Tuileries

Paris palace; Louis and family forced there by mob after women march on Versailles

Royal Tennis Court

Loction where they made the Constitution.

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


Strong Navy - defeated Napolean



Tennis Court Oath

Vow by members of the 3rd estate not to disband until a constitution was written for France.

Old Regime

The Old Regime, BEFORE THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, was The Political and Social system the society had: 3 estates, 1-clergy 2-nobles 3-commoners/peasants, and the rest of the people.

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