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  1. Girondins
  2. Coup D'Etat
  3. What factors led to Napoleon's downfall?
  4. Maximilien Robespierre
  5. Louis XVIII
  1. a (French) a sudden, powerful political stroke, esp. the forcible overthrow of government.
  2. b French monarch who was restored to the throne by the allies after Napoleon was defeated.
  3. c Delegates in the National Convention who favored a republic but feared domination by Paris. Rivals of the Mountain and Jacobins.
  4. d "The Incorruptible."This was a Jacobin leader who gained control of the Committee of Public Safety in 1793. He tried to execute anyone he thought was an enemy to the French Revolution. This led to the Reign of Terror.
  5. e His decision to attempt to invade Russia, defeats at Waterloo and Leipzig.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a hit-and-run technique used in fighting a war; fighting by small bands of warriors using tactics such as sudden ambushes
  2. 1) The economic and financial crisis that led to the calling of the Estates General. 2) The political incompetence of Louis XV and XVI. 3) The unfair taxation between the three estates
  3. 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
  4. - Invades Spain and makes brother King of Spain.
    - Portuguese and Spanish rebel, British assist.
    - Guerrilla War waged by Spanish and Portuguese.
    - Lasts 6 years; 300,000 French die.
  5. - 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. Louis and his queen, Marie Antoinette, were executed in 1793.

5 True/False questions

  1. What were the September Massacres and why did they take place?- More secularized government.
    - Declaration of the rights of man and citizen still used.
    - French Republic
    - Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.


  2. What was notable about the night of August 4th, 1789?This is the date the National Assembly ended the Old Regime, feudalism, church tithes and the special privileges of the First/Second Estates


  3. Great FearThe channeling of a nation's entire resources into a war effort.


  4. What was the purpose of the revolutionary policy of de-Christianization?- To ban the public exercise of religion.
    - Completely separate Church from State.


  5. How did Napoleon deal with the 3rd Coalition?• Plebiscite
    • 1802: First Consul?
    • 1804: Emperor?
    "Order, security and