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Continental System

Napoleon's plan to weaken the British economy

Bastille

storming of this began the French Revolution

sans-culottes

members of the Paris Commune

Directory

government overthrown by Napoleon's coup d'état

Republic of Virtue

democratic nation composed of good citizens, which the Committee of Public Safety tried to establish

St. Helena

island to which Napoleon was exiled after his final defeat

guillotine

used by the revolutionaries to execute opponents

Marie Antoinette

wife of King Louis XVI

Germaine de Staël

prominent critic of Napoleon's rule

Civil Constitution of the Clergy

mandated that clergy were to be elected by the people

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