Hst276 R2 Week5

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Week 5 Worksheet

As you read this week’s required materials, complete this worksheet. This is a multipage assignment; double-check that you completed each page before submitting.

Part I: Fill in the Blanks

Fill in the blanks to complete the following sentences.

Revolutionary France

a. Burdened by debt from the Seven Years’ War and French support for the American Revolution, King Louis XVI needed to raise taxes, so he agreed to convene the Estates General, which met in 1789 at Versailles. Led by the Third Estates —those outside the aristocracy or church— a new national assembly was declared on June 17, 1789. Its members swore, in the Tennis Court Oath, to
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In December 1792, the former king, Citizen , was tried, and he was executed on January 21, 1793. The following month, France declared war on Great Britain and Spain, and a royalist revolution began in the of western France. The working government proclaimed a new calendar, established a fully democratic on June 22, 1793, and attempted to eliminate the faith from their new Republic of Virtue. h. During the Reign of Terror, great power was centralized in the Committee , and took control of this committee in 1793 and 1794. The committee was quick to those identified as enemies of the Republic. Tens of thousands of French people met this fate, until members of the Convention, worried that they would be identified as , had executed on July 28, 1794. Subsequently, in the Reaction, the system of the Reign of Terror was eliminated, Jacobins who participated were forced out of public life, and the Constitution of the established a bicameral legislature and an executive body called the .

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