The Revolution Of The French Revolution

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Political 1) The Tennis Court Oath was the promise given by the National Assemble that they would not separate until there was a new constitution. Instead of fighting back, Louis XVI would only ignore this act of defiance and address the delegate of all three estates on June 23. 2) The Bastille was an old fortress that had served as a royal prison and in which gunpowder was stored. This will be the place where Parisian crowds will lay siege on and use the gunpowder for their weapons, and this will become a great turning point in the French Revolution. 3) The Great Fear was the vast movement that the peasant insurgency of sacking nobles’ castles and burning documents would blend into. This attack was mainly because of seigneurial dues and…show more content…
3) Cameralism was the science of public finance and administration that German universities used to train government officials and professors of the subject. This was done to keep up with the notion that progress came from sound administration, through an enlightened monarch and well-trained officials. 4) The Law of the Maximum was an enactment ordered by the National Convention that imposed general price controls on all of France’ products. This was a result of the Convention’s response to the mass demonstration in Paris that demanded new polices to ensure food supplies for the sans-culottes on September 5. 5) 1789 – The October Days were the days when market women and revolutionary militants marched to Versailles and invaded the household and force Louis XVI to go back to England. A main cause of this was the fact that Parisian women were furious over the high prices of bread and suspicious of the king and queen hoarding flour in their illustrious fortress of Versailles. Religious 1) Refractory priests were the priests that refused to swear to the new Civil Constitution, since they believed it made the clergy only a mere branch of the secular state. The National Assembly will soon label these priests as counter-revolutionary, and being under the control of radical leaders, they would hunt down and slaughter all of these “traitorous” church leaders. 2) 1790 – The Civil
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