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33 Cards in this Set

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Supreme court of the ancien régime in France.
Assembly of Notables
An assembly organized by Charles Alexandre de Calonne, the minister of finance of France.
Estates General
The representative assembly of the three “estates” of France.
Cahiers de doleances
List of grievances which was to be presented to Louis XVI.
Abbe Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes
A Catholic priest, he rose to become chancellor of the diocese of Chartres in 1788.
National Assembly
The revolutionary assembly formed by representatives of the Third Estate.
Tennis Court Oath
Oath taken by deputies of the Third Estate at a nearby tennis court when they were locked out of their meeting hall at Versailles.
Olympe de Gouges
She demanded the same rights for French women that French men were demanding for themselves.
Women’s March to Versailles
Women marching to demand food from the King and Queen.
Issued as paper currency in France (1789–1796) by the revolutionary government and secured by confiscated lands.
Civil Constitution of the Clergy
Act passed by the National Assembly during the French Revolution, that subordinated the Roman Catholic church in France to the state.
Legislative Assembly
Persons who make or amend or repeal laws.
Declaration of Pillnitz
This declaration was intended to warn the French revolutionaries not to infringe further on the rights of Louis XVI.
Paris Commune
Established in the Hôtel de Ville, it became insurrectionary.
The term applied to the sectionary “elites” in Paris connected with the Jacobins.
National Convention
Comprising 749 deputies elected after the overthrow of the monarchy, it sought to provide a new constitution for France.
Committee of Public Safety
Political body of the French Revolution that controlled France during the Reign of Terror
The Vendee
A département in west central France, on the Atlantic's Bay of Biscay.
Republic of Virtue
a speech given by Maximilien Robespierre. In it, he provided a statement of his political theory.
Maximillian Robespierre
French revolutionary leader during the Reign of Terror
Thermidorian Reaction
Revolt in the French Revolution against the Reign of Terror that was initiated on 9 Thermidor (July 27).
The Directory
Held executive power in France following the Convention and preceding the Consulate. Five Directors shared power.
Concordat of 1801
Agreement between Napoleon and Pope Pius VII that defined the status of the Roman Catholic Church in France.
Civil Code
The French Napoleonic code.
The State's representative in a région (préfet de région) or département.
Germaine de Stael
French writer, literary patron, and critic who introduced romanticism to French literature in On Germany.
Treaty of Amiens
Agreement signed at Amiens, France, by Britain, France, Spain, and the Batavian Republic (The Netherlands).
The Third Coalition
This was the first of five coalitions against Napoleon and his empire.
Battle of Trafalgar
Naval engagement in the Napoleonic Wars that established British naval supremacy in Europe.
Continental System
The blockade designed by Napoleon to paralyze Britain through the destruction of British commerce.
The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.
Devotion to the interests or culture of one's nation.
Island of Italy between Corsica and the mainland. Napoleon spent his first period of exile here.