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Causes of the French Revolution

Rich had too much power; workers had to pay all the taxes

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Three estates

1. Clergy
2. Nobles
3. Workers

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Tennis court oath

Pledge to stay together until the constitution was written

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Estates- general

Group that gathered to solve financial crisis

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Declaration of the rights of man and of the citizen

Men's basic rights; women didn't have any

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Reign of terror

Leader was Robespierre; killing anyone against the revolution

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Robespierre

Also leader of the committee of public safety

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Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte

Crowned emperor on dec 2 1804; successful dictator till huge loss in battle

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Impact of the French Revolution

Metric system, people were more involved in politics

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Louis the 16th

Married to Marie Antoinette; 4 kids; bad king; inherited huge debt; executed on the guilt one