Flashcards in French Revolution Deck (18)
-About 100,000 people
-Ran schools + hospitals
-Owned over 10% of land
-About 400,000 people
-Had power over peasants
-Looked down on third estate
-Remaining 95% of population
-Rich, educated members called bourgeoisie
Causes of the French Revolutions
-American Rev. influenced the French.
-People hate the queen.
-The third estate paid more than other estates.
-Enlightenment writers were influential and disagreed with powerful kings.
-France was bankrupt and wanted nobles to pay more. This led to Estates General, with its unfair voting system.
A parliament that contained representatives of the three estates.
What the people of the third estate called themselves when they broke away from the Estates General.
The army of the National Assembly
A prison where people who annoyed/criticised the king were sent.
Tennis court oath
The swore that the National Assembly made, saying they would continue meeting until their demands were met.
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
A law passed by the National Assembly that gave the ordinary people of France more rights and freedoms.
Slogan of the revolutionaries
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
The name of the French parliament during the Reign of Terror.
Committee of Public Safety
A committee of 12 members led by Robespierre set up to protect the revolution
Reign of Terror
What Robespierre's rule of France was called.
Law of Suspects
A law passed in 1793 that set up a Revolutionary Tribunal to try anyone suspected of treason.
The poor people of France who supported the revolution.
A more moderate government that came to power after the Reign of Terror.