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French Revolution

Human Rights The basic rights given to all people
American Patriots People who favored independence from Great Britian
Tyranny The unjust use of power
Estates Social class
Aristocracy Nobles
Bourgeoisie Middle class
Estates General An assembly made up of representatives from all three estates
National Assembly A government consisting of delegates from the Third Estate
Declaration of Rights of Man and of Citizen Government got its power from the people, not the king
Radicals People who favor quick and far reaching changes
Reign of Terror To crush opposition to the revolution
Directory A five person council
coup d'etat Swift seizure of government
Marquis De Lafayette He volunteered to fight with the Continental Army and became a Major General
Napoleonic Code Legal system based on Enlightment
Created by: asnelling