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7-3.2 French Rev.

French Revolution

Human rights 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 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.
Radicals People who favor quick and far reaching changes to set up a new government
Reign of Terror 40,000 people including Marie Antoinette died
Directory Middle class leaders set up a five person council to run the government
Coup d'etat Swift seizure of government
Napoleonic Code A new legal system based on Enlightenment ideas
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