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A group of flash cards about 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
Estates Social classes
Aristocracy Nobles, (make up the Second Estate)
Bourgeoisie Middle class, (stood on top of the Third Estate)
National Assembly A government consisting of delegates from the Third Estate, who started to work on a new constitution
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen It was written by Marquis de Lafayette, with advice from Thomas Jefferson. It states that government got its power from the people and basic freedoms.
Radicals People who favor quick far-reaching changes
Reign of Terror A time when executions and war was constant, (killed any one disloyal to the revolution that may bring back the monarchy)
Directory A five-person counsel
Coup d' Etat Swift seizure of the government
Napoleonic Code A new legal system based on Enlightenment ideas, (created by Napoleon)
Estates-General An assembly made up of representatives from all three estates
By David Brophy Answers from Journey Across Time work-book
Created by: study526