French Revolution

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Estates three status groups.
First Estate clergy, numbered about 130,000 out of a total population of 27 million and owned about 10 percent of the land.
Second Estate Nobility, numbered about 350,000 and owned about 25 to 30 percent of the land.
Third Estate Divided by vast differences in occupation, level of education and wealth. Middle class members of the Third Estate owned the rest.
Taille Frances chief tax.
Bourgeoisie Middle class, was another part of the Third Estate.
Louis XVI (King Louie 16th) King of France (1774-1792).
Queen Marie Antoiette Queen of France (1774–1793): wife of Louis XVI; executed in the French Revolution.
Tennis Court Oath The Third Estate arrived at their meeting on June 20 and the doors were locked. So they moved to a nearby indoor tennis court and swore that they would continue meeting until they had a new constitution. (The oath they swore)
Declaration of Rights of Man & Citizen Passed by France's National Constituent Assembly in August 1789, is a fundamental document of the French Revolution and in the history of human and civil rights.
Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794), French revolutionary and Jacobin leader: established the Reign of Terror as a member of the Committee of Public Safety (1793-94): executed in the coup d'état of Thermidor (1794).
Reign of Terror The Committee of Public Safety adopted policies that became known as the Reign of Terror.
Coup d'etat A sudden overthrow of the government.
Napoleon Bonaparte Emperor of the French and King of Italy (1804-1814); Brought French Revolution to an end when he came to power in 1799.
Versailles A city in and the capital of Yvelines, in N France, about 12 miles SW of Paris: palace of the French kings; peace treaty between the Allies and Germany 1919.
Storming of the Bastille The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris, France, on the morning of 14 July 1789. The medieval fortress and prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the centre of Paris
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