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SC 7-3 The French Revolution

human rights basic rights that should be given to all people
American patriots people who favored independence from Great Britain
tyranny unjust use of power
estates French social classes (divisions)
aristocracy nobles-made up the Second Estate in French Social Classes
Bourgeoisie middle class--stood at the top of the Third Estate of French Social Classes
National Assembly a government (body or branch) consisting of delegates from the Third Estate
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen The document adopted by the French National Assembly in 1789, written by the Marquis de Lafayette, with advice from Thomas Jefferson, stating that a government got its power from the PEOPLE, not the king. It also stated basic freedoms.
radicals people who favor quick and far-reaching changes
Reign of Terror In France, led by Robespierre: They killed anyone suspected of being disloyal to the revolution.
Louis XVI (16) absolute ruler of France during the French Revolution who was beheaded
coup d'etat swift seizure of government
Napoleonic Code the French civil code, established under Napoléon I in 1804. The code forbade privileges based on birth, allowed freedom of religion, and specified that government jobs go to the most qualified.
Robespierre killed anyone disloyal to the REVOLUTION during the REIGN of TERROR in France, including the Queen Marie Antoinette
Napoleon Bonaparte Military leader who named himself EMPEROR in France after the REVOLUTION and who brought a new order based on the ENLIGHTENMENT ideals.
Created by: mhardy