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Chapter 12 Vocab

French Revolution, Enlightenment, Absolutism

TermDefinition
Absolute Monarchy complete control over the government and lives of our people
Divine Right authority to rule was given by God
Elector one of 7 German princes who would choose the Holy Roman Emperor
Autocrat one who rules with unlimited authority
Puritan dissenter who clashed with the church of England
English Bill of Rights limited the power of the monarchy and prevented any Roman Catholic from sitting on the throne
Federal Republic power is divided between the national government and the states
Estates social classes in France
Limited Monarchy system where English rulers had to obey the laws and govern with Parliament
Prime Minister the leader of the majority party in the House of Commons
Natural Law unchanging human principles that govern all human conduct
Social Contract give up your freedoms to enter an organized society because life is brutish
Natural Rights rights everyone is born with such as life, liberty, and property
Laissez Faire this is trade with little government interference
Napoleon military hero with brilliant victories for France
Guerilla Warfare hit and run raids, ambush attacks
Created by: MorgannGregory