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Denne's Chapter 22

The French Revolution

National Assembly The name taken by the Third Estate with the promise to draft a new constitution.
Reign of Terror Policies of the Committee Safety to defend France from domestic threats.
First Estate Made up of members of the clergy.
Coup d’etat A sudden overthrow of the government.
Nationalism The unique cultural identity of a people based on common language, religion, and national symbols.
liberalism A political philosophy originally based on Enlightenment principals, holding that people should be as free as possible from government restraint and civil liberties- the basic rights of all people should be protected.
Conservativism A political philosophy based on tradition and social stability, favoring obedience to political authority and organized religion.
Electors An individual qualified to vote in an election.
Exclusion To be left out.
Domestic Relating to or originating within one’s own country.
One economic cause of the French Revolution was an increase in prices, which left people unable to purchase essential goods, such as food
Napoleon’s new government after 1799 the consulate
Napoleon’s unified system of law Civil Code
Napoleon’s agreement with the Catholic Church recognized Catholicism as the majority religion of France
Napoleon’s Civil Code treated women less equal than men
Promotion within Napoleon’s new bureaucracy was based on ability only, not rank or birth
Napoleon’s empire collapsed because of the coalition of other European states and the force of nationalism
The Reign of Terror set up revolutionary courts to prosecute enemies of the state.
During most of the French Revolution (1789-1799), Napoleon was serving in the French military.
Reflecting Enlightenment thought, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen proclaimed an end to aristocratic privileges.
In the rebellions of 1789, the French peasants were reacting to high taxes, political inequality and the high price of bread.
The leader of the Committee of Public Safety throughout the “reign of terror.” Robespierre
Which Estate suffered the most deaths under the Committee of Public Safety? The Third Estate
Who overthrew the Directory and established a new form of government? Napoleon
Napoleon was defeated and sent into exile after the Battle of Waterloo
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