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LD AP World II Ch 21

LD AP World II Chapter 21 - Vocabulary

Enlightenment A philosophical belief system in 18th century Europe that claimed that one could reform society by discovering rational laws that governed social behavior and were just as scientific as the laws of physics
Benjamin Franklin American intellectual, inventor, and politician who helped negotiate French support of the American Revolution.
George Washington Military commander of the American Revolution. He was the first elected president of the United States (1789-1799)
Joseph Brant Mohawk leader who supported the British during the American Revolution
Constitutional Convention Meeting in 1787 of the elected representatives of the 13 original states to write the Constitution of the United States
Estates General France's traditional national assembly with representatives of the three estates, or classes, in French society; the clergy, nobility, and commoners. The calling of the Estates General in 1789 led to the French Revolution.
Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen Statement of fundamental political rights adopted by the French National Assembly at the beginning of the French Revolution.
Jacobins Radical republicans during the French Revolution. They were led by Maximilian Robespierre from 1703 to 1794.
Maximilien Robespierre Young provincial lawyer who led the most radical phases of the French Revolution. His execution ended the Reign of Terror.
Napoleon Bonaparte General who overthrew the French Directory in 1799 and became emperor of the French in 1804. Failed to defeat Great Britain and abdicated in 1814. Returned to power briefly in 1815 but was defeated and died in exile.
gens de couleur Free men and women of color in Haiti. They sought greater political rights and later supported the Haitian Revolution.
Francois Dominque Tous-saint L'Ouverture Leader of the Haitian Revolution. He freed the slaves and gained effective independence for Haiti despite military interventions by the British and French.
Congress of Vienna Meeting of representatives of European monarchs called to reestablish the ld order after the defeat of Napoleon I.
Revolutions of 1848 Democratic and nationalist revolutions that swept across Europe. The monarchy in France was overthrown. In Germany, Austria, Italy, and Hungary the revolutions failed.
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