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Flash cards on the French Revolution

Human rights The basic rights given to all people.
American patriots People who favored independence from Great Britain.
Tyranny The unjust use of power, by the French monarchy.
Estates Social classes.
Aristocracy Nobles that made up the second estate.
Bourgeoisie Middle class that stood at the top of the third estate.
National Assembly A government consisting of delegates from the third estate.
Declaration of Rights of Man and of the Citizen Stated that government got its power from the people, not the king. It also stated basic rights.
Radicals People who favor quick and far reaching changes.
Directory A council set up to run the government, but it lacked the support of the people.
Coup d'état Swift seizure of government.
Napoleonic code A new legal system based on the enlightenment created by Napoleon.
Reign of terror Maximilian Robespierre and his followers killed anyone accused of being disloyal to the revolution or who might favor the return of the monarchy.
Created by: Nicholas Murphy