Flashcards on The French Revolution

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When did the French Revolution start?

The French Revolution started in 1789.

What were the causes of the French Revolution?

The causes of the French Revolution were social inequality, economic problems, political corruption, and Enlightenment ideas.

Who was the king of France during the French Revolution?

The king of France during the French Revolution was Louis XVI.

What was the Estates General?

The Estates General was a meeting of representatives from the three estates in France which was called by King Louis XVI in 1789 to address the country's financial crisis.

What was the Tennis Court Oath?

The Tennis Court Oath was a pledge by the National Assembly that they would not disband until they had written a new constitution for France.

Who was Maximilien Robespierre?

Maximilien Robespierre was a French lawyer and politician who was one of the most influential figures of the French Revolution. He was a leader of the Committee of Public Safety during the Reign of Terror.

What was the Reign of Terror?

The Reign of Terror was a period during the French Revolution from 1793 to 1794 when people suspected of being enemies of the revolution were arrested and executed.

What was the Napoleonic Code?

The Napoleonic Code was a comprehensive civil code created by Napoleon Bonaparte which established the legal framework for France and influenced legal systems around the world.

What was the Battle of Waterloo?

The Battle of Waterloo was a battle in 1815 in which the forces of the French Empire under Napoleon Bonaparte were defeated by the Seventh Coalition, ending Napoleon's rule as emperor of France.

What was the significance of the storming of the Bastille?

The storming of the Bastille was a symbolic act of the French Revolution that showed the power of the people to overthrow the monarchy and aristocracy.

What was the slogan of the French Revolution?

The slogan of the French Revolution was 'Liberté, égalité, fraternité' which translates to 'liberty, equality, fraternity'.

What was the guillotine?

The guillotine was the device used for executions during the French Revolution.

Who were the Jacobins?

The Jacobins were a radical political club during the French Revolution that played a significant role in the Reign of Terror.

What was the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen?

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen was a document adopted by the National Assembly in 1789 that proclaimed the equal rights of all men and the sovereignty of the people.

What was the Committee of Public Safety?

The Committee of Public Safety was a political body established during the French Revolution that was responsible for the Reign of Terror.

When did the French Revolution start?

The French Revolution started in 1789.

What were the causes of the French Revolution?

The causes of the French Revolution were social inequality, economic problems, political corruption, and Enlightenment ideas.

Who was the king of France during the French Revolution?

The king of France during the French Revolution was Louis XVI.

What was the Estates General?

The Estates General was a meeting of representatives from the three estates in France which was called by King Louis XVI in 1789 to address the country's financial crisis.

What was the Tennis Court Oath?

The Tennis Court Oath was a pledge by the National Assembly that they would not disband until they had written a new constitution for France.

Who was Maximilien Robespierre?

Maximilien Robespierre was a French lawyer and politician who was one of the most influential figures of the French Revolution. He was a leader of the Committee of Public Safety during the Reign of Terror.

What was the Reign of Terror?

The Reign of Terror was a period during the French Revolution from 1793 to 1794 when people suspected of being enemies of the revolution were arrested and executed.

What was the Napoleonic Code?

The Napoleonic Code was a comprehensive civil code created by Napoleon Bonaparte which established the legal framework for France and influenced legal systems around the world.

What was the Battle of Waterloo?

The Battle of Waterloo was a battle in 1815 in which the forces of the French Empire under Napoleon Bonaparte were defeated by the Seventh Coalition, ending Napoleon's rule as emperor of France.

What was the significance of the storming of the Bastille?

The storming of the Bastille was a symbolic act of the French Revolution that showed the power of the people to overthrow the monarchy and aristocracy.

What was the slogan of the French Revolution?

The slogan of the French Revolution was 'Liberté, égalité, fraternité' which translates to 'liberty, equality, fraternity'.

What was the guillotine?

The guillotine was the device used for executions during the French Revolution.

Who were the Jacobins?

The Jacobins were a radical political club during the French Revolution that played a significant role in the Reign of Terror.

What was the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen?

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen was a document adopted by the National Assembly in 1789 that proclaimed the equal rights of all men and the sovereignty of the people.

What was the Committee of Public Safety?

The Committee of Public Safety was a political body established during the French Revolution that was responsible for the Reign of Terror.

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