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The French Revolutio

The French Revolution

Human right The basic rights given to all people
American patriot People who favored independence from Great British
Tyranny The unjust use of power,by the French monarchy
Estates social classes
Aristocracy Nobles,made up the second estates
Bourgeoise Middle classes
National Assembly A government consisting of delegates from the third estate
Declaration of the right of man and the citizen It was written by the Marquis de Lafayette
Radicals People who favor quick and far-reaching changes to set up a new government
The reign of terror To crush opposition to the revolution,the national convention set up the committee of public safety to run the country
Directory To run the government
Coup d'├ętat Swift seizure of government
Napoleonic code Created the legal system based on enlightenment ideal