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What was the basic difference between the American and French revolution?

conservative; the French, radicalism

Civil Authority for the Plymouth Colony was established by?

Mayflower Compact

Why did England allow early religious and political liberty in the colonies?

the government focused their attention on other parts of the world

After what did the British begin placing restrictions on the colonies?

a series of wars on the European continent

Between 1763 and 1774, Parliament passed laws placing restrictions on colonial _________?


The colonies resented the Parliamentary laws (1763-1774) because?

violated colonial charters, colonial assemblies claimed power, Parliament was invading the internal affairs of the colonies

The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point for the Americans because the?

The French decided to support the colonists

Popular Sovereignty means government by?

by the governed

The Old Regime refers to the?

order before the French Revolution

What caused the French Revolution?

heavy taxation of the poor, incompetence of Louis XV and Louis XVI, France's bankrupt condition

The taille, the capitation, and the vingtieme were?


Once the Estates-General convened, the biggest issue was the?

number of votes each estate would recieve

The Tennis Court Oath declared that the delegates of the Third Estate would not disband until?

a written constitution was established

Which event symbolized the downfall of the Old Regime?

the storming of the Bastille

Which 1789 French document lists the national rights of all people and the rights possessed by citizens?

Declaration of the Rights of Man

Mobs protesting food storages: 1. stormed Versaillles 2. murdered two of the king's guards 3. forced the king and his family back to Paris

The Civil Constitution of the Clergy...

1. placed the church under state control

2. provided the election of all the clergy by the people

3. required the clergy to take an oath of loyalty to the state

Sans-culottes were:

1. Paris workers

2. wearers of full-length trousers

3. dissatisfied with the new constitution

The Brunswick Manifesto included:

1. It called for the French people to rally behind their king

2. It was issued by the Austrians

3. It promised to restore Louis XVI tot he French throne

The purpose of the Reign of Terror was to get rid of...

opposition to the revolution

The saying "a revolution devours its own" is illustrated by the?

arrest and death of Robespierre

The Directory:

1. It was a 2 chamber legislature: the Council of the Five Hundred and the Council of the Ancients

2. The executive branch was a group of five men called the Directors

3. It placed France's defense in the hands of Napoleon

What was Napoleon's most famous and enduring accomplishment?

the Code Napoleon

Napoleon's accomplishments included:

1. peace treaties with Austria and Britain

2. the creation of the Bank of France

3. the establishment of the Republic

The Continental System was designed to?

cut off trade with England

Who was the King of England during the American Revolution?

George III

What term in government describes the delegation of specified powers to the national government and reservation of all other powers for the state governments?


What term describes the French system of forced labor?


What French term means a list of grievances?


What were workers in Paris who wore full-length trousers called?

sans - culottes

What was the mobilization for battle of the entire French nation called?

levee en masse

What was the famous method of execution used during the French Revolution?


What term means a sudden and illegal seizure of power?

coup d etat

Which battle was "Napoleon's greatest triumph"?


To what place was Napoleon finally exiled?

St. Helena

King during the French Revolution?

Louis XVI

Prominent Jacobin executed by Robespierre?


British Admiral?

Lord Nelson

First Consul for life?


Russian Czar?

Alexander I

Victorious General at Waterloo?

Duke of Wellington


The ideal Puritan society was successful because Puritan generations were able to carry on the religious convictions of those before them.


The local governments set up in each colony showed a common respect for English law and a love for local self-government.


The colonists resented Parliamentary measures of taxation because those measures violated colonial charters calling for taxation to rest in the hands of colonial assemblies.


Christians in the colonies were united in their opposition to British interferences in the colonies.


The First and Second Estates were considered privileged classes because they were exempt from many taxes.


The stability of Louis XVI held France together during its pre-Revolution days.


The Assembly was able to destroy the power of the Roman Catholic Church in France through the Civil Constitution of the Clergy.


From 1792 war between Austria and France until the final defeat of Napoleon in 1815, there was almost constant war in Europe.

Map Labels:

France, Kingdom of Italy, Confederation of Rhine, Mediterranean Sea, Prussia, Kingdom of Naples, Austrian Empire, Versailles, Grand Duchy of Warsaw, Austerlitz, Norway, Trafalgar, Denmark, Atlantic Ocean, Leipzig