Unit 2 - French Revolution Study Guide


Chapter 7 Study Guide - French Revolution

Vocabulary: Define each term Blockade Bourgeoisie Concert of Europe Continental System Coup d’état Estates General King Louis XVIII Napoleonic Code Old Regime Peninsular War Plebiscite Scorched-earth policy St. Helena Tennis court oath Questions: Answer the questions to the best of your ability 1.


About what percentage of France's population belonged to each of the three Estates? What happened on July 14, Bastille Day? 3.




Which document stated that "men are born and remain free and equal in rights”? During the Reign of Terror, who was safe from the guillotine? How did the Reign of Terror end? How did Admiral Nelson win the Battle of Trafalgar? What was an important goal of the Congress of Vienna? What was the legacy of the Congress of Vienna? 7.



The feudal system in France in the 1700’s was called the To get more representation and write a new constitution, the 3 rd estate formed the Who was Maximilien Robespierre? And what was his title? 10.

Which group imposed the Reign of Terror? 11.

What are the 100 Days? What event signified the end of the 100 Days? 12.

What were the main points of the 3 rd constitution? 13.

What was the slogan of the revolution? 14.

What did Napoleon accomplish as Emperor of France? (there are several things) Essay Questions: 1.


Discuss 3 causes of the French Revolution. Explain why each cause led to revolution. Identify and explain the 3 mistakes that led to Napoleon's downfall. 3.

What were 3 of Napoleon's most enduring achievements during the years of peace following his government takeover? Why were they important?