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Terms/Names Essay

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Chapter 23 Homework
Terms/Names Section 1 & 2
Old Regime-the old form of government, monarchy, in France with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette-Queen of France married to Louis XVI. She was hated by the third estate because of her excessive spending of their taxes and her overall frivolous lifestyle. Was supposed to provide France with an alliance with Austria but this failed. estate 
 LouisXVI- incompetent king of France during the Revolution. He wasn't ready to lead a country and the people hated him. He was eventually executed for treason. National Assembly-government ...view middle of the document...

He supported the overthrow of the monarchy and was an eloquent speaker that sent thousands of "traitors" to the guillotine during the Reign of Terror. Reign of Terror-time in France when more that 40,00 French citizens were executed émigré-a noble fleeing France for fear of the guillotine 
 sans-culotte-radical city worker that wanted to kill the king. Named for their clothes that mocked royal life. Jacobin-extreme Revolutionists that wanted to kill the king and overthrow the monarchy
Based on your reading, was the Revolution inevitable? Yes. Ultimately, perhaps by the mid-19th-century, British North America would have become independent in the same way Canada, Jamaica, and Australia became independent and self- governing under the British Commonwealth. Franklin thought this would happen naturally. The nature of the American Revolution though, was not inevitable. I believe American independence was inevitable, not necessarily in 1776 but within decades. The continental colonies were growing too fast and as Paine pointed out there was something ridiculous about an island ruling a continent.

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