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7-3.2 French Rev.
|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 the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
|Adopted by the National Assembly, written by the Marquis de Lafayette with advice from Thomas Jefferson. It stated the government got its power from the people, not the king. It also stated basic freedoms.
|People who favor quick and far reaching changes to set up a new government
|Reign of Terror
|40,000 people including Marie Antoinette died
|Middle class leaders set up a five person council to run the government
|Swift seizure of government
|A new legal system based on Enlightenment ideas