The Third Estate made up _____% of the population and paid _____ of the taxes.
The Third Estate made up 97-98% of the population and paid nearly all the taxes.
Enlightened ideas were one of several causes of the French Revolution, especially the writings of John Locke, Baron de Montesquieu and ________ who was outspoken against intolerance and injustice. He criticized the monarchy and the Catholic church while preaching “reason and rationality”.
Queen Marie Antoinette was especially out of touch with the realities that faced her country. When asked what the monarchy was going to do about the shortage of bread and the people starving in the streets, she supposedly said…
The new, radical French government under known as the Jacobins were led by ______. During his time of power, they rounded up and executed thousands of “enemies of the state” which is known as the Reign of Terror.
Napoleon’s fall came when he invadedRussia. Cold, starving and without supplies he decided to retreat. Of his 600,000 man army, only ________________ survived tomake it back to Paris. This is considered oneof the greatest military disasters in history.
The storming of the Bastille took place on July 14th, _______. This is widely considered the start of the French Revolution. Bastille Day is considered a sort of French independence day and is celebrated every year.