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Legislative assembly

Assembly that replaced the National Assembly in 1791

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Émigrés

Nobles and others who left France during the peasant uprisings and who hoped to come back to restore the old system.

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Sans-culottes

Radical group of Parisian wage- earners

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Jacobin

Member of the jacobin club, a radical political organization

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Guillotine

Machine for beheading people

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Maximilien Robespierre

Revolutionary leader who tried to wipe out every trace of France’s past monarchy and nobility

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Reign of Terror

Period of Robespierre’s rule

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Old Regime

System of feudalism

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estate

Social class of people

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Louis XVI

Weak king who came to French throne in 1774

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Marie Antoinette

Unpopular queen; wife of Louis XVI

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Estates -General

Assembly of representatives from all three estates

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National Assembly

French congress established by representatives of the Third Estate

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Tennis Court Oath

Promos made by Third Estate representatives to draw up a new constitution

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Great Fear

Wave of panic