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Vocabulary for chapter 17 in the book "Ways of the World," Strayer. APWH

North American Revolution

The North American Revolution was launched with the Declaration of Independence stating that North America was going to depart from Britain's rule. This aggravation arising in the thirteen Colonies resulted from the taxations the British put on them: such as the stamp act, sugar act, and tea act. Winning the war North America established a republic, allowing the people to vote.

French Revolution

The French Revolution (1789-1815) took its first step as the French soldiers came home from America full of republican enthusiasm. Differing from the American Revolution the French Revolution had conflict within the imperial french society. Attempting to start from scratch and build the French infrastructure back up. ( Liberté, égalité, fraternité )

Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen

This document rose up in the French National Assembly giving humans natural rights.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte acquiring power in 1799 set out to influence others primarily through conquest. He is also credited with taming the revolution in the face of growing disenchantment with its more radical features and with the social conflicts it generated.

Haitian Revolution

Hearing about the French Revolution the slaves viewed it as a personal freedom. Led by Toussaint Louverture the former slaves overcame internal resistance, outmaneuvered the foreign powers, and even defeated Napoleon when trying to reestablish French control in Haiti, meaning mountainous or rugged.

Spanish American Revolutions

In 1808 while the French were on conquest Napoleon invaded Spain and Portugal, with this disarray of royal authorities the Latin Americans Took action, slowly revolutionizing. As the whites were outnumbered the Native Americans, people of African ancestry, and those of mixed race took control. But the settlers in the Spanish colonies had little tradition of local self-government such as what developed in North America. Thus Latin America started to become impoverished, undemocratic, and politically unstable.

abolitionist movement

A movement set forth roughly 1780 to 1890 in which slavery lost legitimacy and started to become abolished. This came about due to the Enlightenment thinking becoming critical of slavery as a violation of the natural rights of every person. This was extremely remarkable in Britain and the United States.


An idea circumferencing a nation in which it is exclusive and unique from others. Having a unique culture, territory, ethnicity etc...

Vindication of the Rights of Woman

An early publication from the English woman Mary Wollstonecraft. Wollstonecraft created an image in which the class roles of the three estates were represented by women

maternal feminism

As more women began to find both education opportunities and some freedom from household drudgery they began to take part in temperance movement, charities, abolitionism, and missionary work, as well as socialist and pacifist organizations. But the women were seen as child bearers in society so they, Tried to achieve equal rights and equal opportunities.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a feminist speaker at the first feminism conference in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. She referenced to the Declaration of Independence in paraphrasing it into this statement : "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal."

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