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French Revolution


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having absolute power
Age of Absolutism began
Balance of Power
several nations combined their power to equal the power of another
middle class with wealth but no political power
chief ministers of Louis XIII
Cardinal Bichelieu and Cardinal Marazin
Declaration if the Rights of Man
August 27, 1789
Divine Rights of Kings
belief that god placed him in this post and is answerable to no one but God
Edict of Nantes passed
Edict of Nantes revoked
nobility that fled France
First French Constitution
Declaration if the Rights of Man
Group called to Versailles in May of 1789
Estates General
Group created when the Third Estate withdrew from the Estates General
National Assembly
Group that pledged the Tennis Court Oath
National Assembly
Henry IV's chief minister
Duke of Sully
Henry IV's name before becoming king
Henry Bourbon
L'etat c'est moi
I am the State (France)
Louis XIV died
Louis XIV financial advisor
Jean Baptiste Colbert
Louis XIV military advisor
Francois Louvois
Louis XVI was charged with and found guilty of this crime
National Convention
Old Regime
period in France before 1789, outdated and unrealistic, serious social, political, and economic problems
Provosional Government
temporary government, in Paris, support of about 97% of the population
one who acts as king until the true king is of age
Storming of the Bastille
July 14, 1789
Three branches of government created by the Constitution of 1791
legislative executive judicial
Three causes for the French Revolution
Bourgeoisie unrest, social structure, financial dificulties
Treaty concluding War of Spanish Succession
Treaty of Urecht
Two European Nations that had absolute monarchs
Prussia and Russia
Two major political groups in the Legislative Assembly
Moderate Revolutionaries Radical Revolutionaries
Two provisions of the Edict of Nantes
freedom of religion freedom to hold public office allowed to fortify themselves
Two reasons for decline of France during the reign of Louis XVI
spending too much money revocation of the Edict of Nantes too many wars
Tyrannical leader of the Reign of Terror
War of Spanish Succession
Wife of Louis XVI
Marie Antoinette

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