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Arts and Humanities
History of Europe
Causes, Reign of Terror, Napoleon
Terms in this set (20)
the middle class, including merchants, industrialists, and professional people
Spending more money than the gov't receives in revenue.
French Revolution Causes
political and social inequality, bankrupt government, influence of the enlightenment
Tennis Court Oath
vow by members of the 3rd estate not to disband until a constitution was written
King of France from 1774 to 1792, his failure to grant reforms led to the French Revolution; he and his queen (Marie Antoinette) were guillotined (1754-1793)
Queen of France (as wife of Louis XVI) who was unpopular for her extravagance and opposition to reform contributed to the overthrow of the monarchy; she was guillotined along with her husband (1755-1793)
The political prison and armory stormed on July 14, 1789, by Partisian city workers alarmed by the king's concentration of troops at Versailles
an assembly of representatives from all three of the estates, or social classes, in France
A French political leader of the eighteenth century. A Jacobin, he was one of the most radical leaders of the French Revolution. He was in charge of the government during the Reign of Terror, when thousands of persons were executed without trial. After a public reaction against his extreme policies, he was executed without trial.
The right to vote
Love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
War fought by Americans for independence from Great Britain. The French help assure and American victory furthering debt and spreading Enlightened, democratic ideals.
a movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social institutions
Palace constructed by Louis XIV outside of Paris to glorify his rule and subdue the nobility.
A King or Queen is the official head of state but power is limited by a constitution.
a system of government in which the head of state is a hereditary position and the king or queen has almost complete power
a machine for beheading people, used as a means of execution during the French Revolution.
Reign of Terror
the historic period (1793-94) during the French Revolution when thousands were executed
Skyrocketed in Price during the French Revolution
National Assembly of France
Created by the 3rd estate in order for them to become equal to the 1st and 2nd estates. They signed the Tennis Court Oath
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