Term Definition
Old Order France?s social and political structure that places the king at the top and three estates below him
King Louis XVI ruler during early years of the French Revolution
Marie- Antoinette Austrian wife of King Louis XVI, serving as queen during his reign
First Estate small, privileged class made up of Roman Catholic clergy in France
Second Estate the class in France that was made of the nobility
Third Estate the class of 97% of France, made up of the bourgeoisie, artisans, merchants, and peasants
bourgeoisie city-dwelling merchants, factory owners, and professionals
sansculottes ?without knee breeches?; a nickname for workers of the Third Estate
Declaration of the Right of Man and of the Citizen document written by the National Assembly advocating equality, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion
radicals people favoring extreme change
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