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Old Regime

Old social and political system of France

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Estate

social class.

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Estates General

Assembly of representatives from each of the 3 estates.

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National Assembly

Third estate delegates

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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

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Great Fear

Senseless panic that spread through France after storming at Bastille.

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Emigre

Nobles who fled France; wanted to restore Old Regime

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Sans-Culotte

parisian workers who wanted change

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Guillotine

National razor

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Reign of Terror

period of rule under Robespierre

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Coup d'Etat

A sudden seizure of power.

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Plebiscite

vote of the people.

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Lycee

government run public school

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Concordant

agreement

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Blockade

forcible closing of ports

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Continental System

Napoleon's policy of preventing trade between Great Britain and Continental Europe intended to destroy Great Britain's economy

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Guerilla

Spanish peasant fighters

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Scorched-earth Policy

burning grain fields and slaughtering livestock so as to leave nothing for the enemy to eat

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Balance of Power

where no one country would be a threat to others

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Legitimacy

hereditary right of a monarch to rule

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Louis XVI

helped Americans during Revolution

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Marie Antoinette

Wife of Louis XVI Madame Deficit

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Jean Paul Marat

writings stirred up violent moods; newspaper writer

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Maximillien Robespierre

Jacobin leader, "Reign of Terror"

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Georges Danton

Jacobin lawyer; devoted to the rights of poor people

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Jacobins

members of the radical political organization (Marat / Danton)

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Napoleon Bonaparte

Greatest most important French General

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Joseph Bonaparte

brother of Napoleon who became king of Spain

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Alexander I

Russian Czar who refused to stop selling grain to Britain

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Fredrick William III

King of Prussia; helped defeat Napoleon at Waterloo