The French Revolution

Question Answer
Human rights The basic right given to all people
American patriots People who favored independence from Great Britain
Tyranny The unjust use of power,by the French monarchy
Estates Social classes
Aristocracy Nobles,made up the second estates
Bourgeoisie Middle classes
National Assembly A government consisting of delegates from the third estates
Declaration of right of men and of the citizen It was written by the marquis de Lafayette
Radical 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 nation convention set up the committee of public safety to run the country
Directory To ru the govenment
Coup d'etat Swift seizure of government
Napoleonic Created a new legal system based on enlightenment ideals