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FRANCE

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  • Q1
    old order; system of government in pre-revolution France
    Ancien Regime
    30s
  • Q2
    a monarchy that is not limited or restrained by laws or a constitution.
    Absolute Monarch
    30s
  • Q3
    wages as compared to the cost of living
    Real Wages
    30s
  • Q4
    compulsory enlistment for state service, typically into the armed forces.
    Conscription
    30s
  • Q5
    Judicial courts of appeal. There were 13 local parlements in France at this time, of which the one in Paris was the most powerful. They were not elected or representative bodies.
    Parlements
    30s
  • Q6
    A group of nobles and aristocrats invited by the king of France to discuss reform of the government.
    Assembly of Notables
    30s
  • Q7
    An assembly of representatives from all three of the estates, or social classes, in France.
    Estates General
    30s
  • Q8
    a social system that existed in Europe during the Middle Ages in which people worked and fought for nobles who gave them protection and the use of land in return
    Feudalism
    30s
  • Q9
    the period, from mid-1793 to mid-1794, when Maximilien Robespierre France nearly as a dictator and thousands of political figures and ordinary citizens were executed
    The terror
    30s
  • Q10
    Members of the Old Regime (nobles and clergy) who fled from France to Germany, Britain, and Switzerland during the Revolution and conspired to end the Revolution.
    Emigres
    30s
  • Q11
    Paper currency created by the French government and originally backed up by the church lands, but that soon expired and caused massive inflation
    Assignants
    30s
  • Q12
    They were the urban poor; they were the cooks/servants who were paid low wages and were often out of work
    San-culottes
    30s
  • Q13
    The sudden and often violent, overthrow of government power by a group of citizens or military personnel.
    Coup d'etat
    30s
  • Q14
    fortress in Paris used as a prison; French Revolution began when Parisians stormed it in 1789
    Bastille
    30s
  • Q15
    French Revolutionary assembly (1789-1791). Called first as the Estates General, the three estates came together and demanded radical change. It passed the Declaration of the Rights of Man in 1789.
    National Assembly
    30s

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