Flashcards in Chapter 23 Review Sheet Deck (51)
Old social and political system of France
Assembly of representatives from each of the 3 estates.
Third estate delegates
Tennis Court Oath
pledge made by the members of the National Assembly (3rd estate) in which they vowed to continue meeting until there was a new constitution
Senseless panic that spread through France after storming at Bastille.
Nobles who fled France; wanted to restore Old Regime
parisian workers who wanted change
Reign of Terror
period of rule under Robespierre
A sudden seizure of power.
vote of the people.
government run public school
forcible closing of ports
Napoleon's policy of preventing trade between Great Britain and Continental Europe intended to destroy Great Britain's economy
Spanish peasant fighters
burning grain fields and slaughtering livestock so as to leave nothing for the enemy to eat
Balance of Power
where no one country would be a threat to others
hereditary right of a monarch to rule
helped Americans during Revolution
Wife of Louis XVI Madame Deficit
Jean Paul Marat
writings stirred up violent moods; newspaper writer
Jacobin leader, "Reign of Terror"
Jacobin lawyer; devoted to the rights of poor people
members of the radical political organization (Marat / Danton)
Greatest most important French General
brother of Napoleon who became king of Spain
Russian Czar who refused to stop selling grain to Britain