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Flash cards on the French Revolution
|The basic rights given to all people.
|People who favored independence from Great Britain.
|The unjust use of power, by the French monarchy.
|Nobles that made up the second estate.
|Middle class that stood at the top of the third estate.
|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.
|People who favor quick and far reaching changes.
|A council set up to run the government, but it lacked the support of the people.
|Swift seizure of government.
|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.