Jacques Necker- Jacques Necker was a French statesman of Swiss birth and finance minister of Louis XVI
Cahiers- Written reports
Tennis Court Oath- The Tennis Court Oath was a pivotal event during the first days of the French Revolution. The Oath was a pledge signed by 576 of the 577 members from the Third Estate who were locked out of a meeting of the Estates-General on 20 June 1789.
National Assembly- The elected legislature in France during the first part of the French Revolution
Bastille- A fortress.
Bourgeoise- The middle class
Deficit spending- Government spending, in excess of revenue, of funds raised by borrowing rather than from taxation.
Louis XIV- Louis XIV, known as Louis the Great or the Sun King, was a Bourbon monarch who ruled as King of France
Great Fear- a period of panic and riot by peasants and others amid rumors of an “aristocratic conspiracy”
Tricolor- A flag with three bands or blocks of different colors, esp. the French national flag with equal upright bands of blue, white, and red.
Legislative Assembly- People that veto or ammend laws.
Decleration of Pilnitz- a statement issued at the Castle of Pillnitz
Jacobins- a member of the radical movement that instituted the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution.
Girondins- a political faction in France
Constitution of 1791- French constitution created by the National Assembly during the French Revolution. It retained the monarchy, but sovereignty effectively resided in the Legislative Assembly, which was elected by a system of indirect voting. faction- A small, organized, dissenting group within a larger one
Republic- A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president.
Comitee of Public Safety- a French governing body