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The French Revolution

Human rights The basic rights given to all humans
American patriots People who favored independence from Great Britain
Tyranny The unjust power of the French monarchy
Estates Social classes
Aristocracy Nobles that made up the Second Estate
Bourgeoisie The middle class that stood at the top of the Third Estate
National Assembly A government consisting of delegates from the third estate.
Declaration of Rights of Man and of the Citizen Was written by the Marquis de Lafayette, with advise from Thomas Jefferson. It said that government got it's 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 Led by Robespierre, actions to kill anyone suspected of being disloyal to the revolution or who might favor the return of the monarchy
Directory A five-person council to run the government but, lacked the support of the people
Coup d' etat A swift seizure of government
Napoleonic code Ideals which included rights of equality before the law, right to choose a career, and religious toleration
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