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Flashcards: French Revolution


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Socio-political system in most of 18th-century Europe
Political system wherein monarch has absolute control over the government
This estate was a privileged class, containing high-ranking members of the Church
This estate was a privileged class, containing the nobility
This estate was an unprivileged class, containing most of the people
Church tax
Tax on goods brought into the city
Forced road work
Poll tax
Income tax
Salt tax
Land tax
'Petty tyrants' who governed France's 30 districts
Blank warrants of arrest
Wife of Louis XVI
Traditional lists of grievances written by the people
Stormed on July 14, 1789
Nobles who fled France
Author of 'Declaration of the Rights of Woman'
Required Church officials be elected by the people
Jacobin who led the Paris Commune
Moderates who represented the rich provincial middle class
Represented workers; led by Marat, Danton, and Robespierre
Author of the 'Marseillaise' (French national anthem)
Its Revolutionary Tribunal sent around 15,000 people to the guillotine
France's 'national razor'
Thousands guillotined September 5, 1793 to July 27, 1794
Ended the Reign of Terror in July, 1794
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Old Regime
absolutism
First Estate
Second Estate
Third Estate
tithe
octrot
corvee
capitation
vingtieme
gabelle
taille
intendants
Lettres de cachet
Marie Antoinette
cahiers
Bastille
emigres
Olympe de Gouges
Civil Constitution of the Clergy
Danton
Girondists
Jacobins
Rouget de Lisle
Committee of Public Safety
guillotine
Reign of Terror
Thermidorean Reaction
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