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Test Review Chapter 18

Robespierre

radical leader of the Comittee of Public Safety

Napoleonic Code

body of French Civil Laws introduced in 1804; served as a model for many nation's civil codes

Marquis de Lafayette

aristocratic "hero of two worlds" who fought alongside Washington in the American revolution

Contenential System

blockade designed by Napoleon to hurt Britain economically by closing European ports to British goods; ultimately unsuccessful

ancien regime

old order; system of government in pre-revolutionary France

bourgeosie

the middle class

guerilla warfare

fighting carried on through hit-and-run raids

guillotine

device used during the Reign of Terror to behead thousands in France

Olympe de Gouges

journalist who demanded equal rights in her "Declaration of the Rights of Women and the Female Citizen"

plebiscite

ballot in which voters have a direct say on an issue

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