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  1. Charlotte Corday
  2. August 4th, 1789
  3. Reign of Terror
  4. St. Helena
  5. Old Order
  1. a Location of Napoleon's exile
  2. b 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
  3. c This is the date the National Assembly ended the Old Regime, feudalism, church tithes and the special privileges of the First/Second Estates
  4. d French revolutionary heroine (a Girondist) who assassinated Marat (1768-1793)
  5. e • Old Regime - socio-political system which
    existed in most of Europe during the 18th century
    • Countries were ruled by absolutism - the
    monarch had absolute control over the
    • Classes of people - privileged and unprivileged
    - Unprivileged people - paid taxes and treated badly
    - Privileged people - did not pay taxes and treated

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. French revolutionary leader (born in Switzerland) who was a leader in overthrowing the Girondists and was stabbed to death in his bath by Charlotte Corday (1743-1793)
  2. King Louis XVI and his families attempt to escape Paris; made it only to Varennes where they were arrested and put on house arrest. End of French Monarchy
  3. - Privileged classes who did not have to pay taxes.
    - The King and Queens lavish spending.
  4. His decision to attempt to invade Russia, defeats at Waterloo and Leipzig.
  5. - High expectations
    - Lack of supplies, roads, foraging.
    - Russians used scorched earth tactic, destroying towns and villages so French could not use them.
    - Harsh weather conditions.

5 True/False questions

  1. The Political Spectruma way of modeling different political positions by placing them upon one or more geometric axes symbolizing independent political dimensions.


  2. National Assemblythe doctrine that nations should act independently (rather than collectively) to attain their goals


  3. Napoleon BonaparteConquers all of Europe except UK and Russia. Places his family in charge of lands.


  4. De-ChristianizationDuring the Terror, The Catholic Church was linked to real or potential counter-revolutions. Religion was linked with the Ancient Regime, and Superstition, and so the Committee of Public Safety enacted measures to reduce its influence. IT included: New Calendar, abolishing of Religious holidays, new names for months, 7-day weeks replaced with 10-day decades.


  5. Why did the Reign of Terror End?• Life returns to "normal"
    • Churches reopen; émigrés return
    • Revolution becomes more moderate after
    death of Robes./end of R. of T.
    • New constitution/govt= the Directory
    (11/1795—11/1799—ends w/Nap's coup)
    • 5 directors (exec) & legislature of property
    owning males
    • Remembered for corruption/inefficiency