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king, clueless, bad decisions, tries to escape
Louis XVI's wife, thought to have said "Let them eat cake"
Raised a huge of national army to fight other nations that tried to invade French.
French emperor who first gained power after being caused to break up a royalist rebellion in Paris, protecting the Directory (which he eventually got rid of). Also, a former Jacobin.
The basic rights given to all people.
People who favored independence from Great Britain.
The unjust use of power, by the french monarchy.
Noble, made up the second estate.
Middle Class, merchants, doctors, lawyers, teachers
renamed from 3rd estate
A article written by the marquis DE Lafayette.
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
People who wanted to make extreme changes.
Reign of Terror
the historic period (1793-94) during the French Revolution when thousands were executed
A group of 5 men who were given control of France following the Reign of Terror, but no competent enough to lead the war.
1799, A sudden overthrow of the government by Napoleon.
One law code that everyone must obey with 7 parts
logical procedure for gathering and testing ideas
brought bacon and descartes views together into a single theory of motion
A school of thought says all knowledge is based on reason.
developed and urged scientists to follow the scientific method experiment and then draw conclusions
A model of the solar system in which Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun
Astronomer-mathematician who stated that the earth was the center of the universe
A Polish priest who recognized that the earth revolved around the sun (heliocentric), the sun did not revolve around the earth (geocentric).
built his own telescope and used it to study the heavens
A mathematician who recognized that the planets did not revolve around the sun in circles, but ellipises (ovals).
When people decide they don't like their government and use violence to get rid of it so they can make a new government.
A belief that the Earth is the center of the universe
Scientists who study the motions of stars and planets, invented better tools for looking at the universe.
To be exiled, or thrown out, of a church or group.
Explanation of the data.
He also found that planets move faster as they get closer to the sun.
The father of modern philosophy
belief contrary to what the church believes