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Arts and Humanities
History of Europe
American Revolution and French Revolution
Terms in this set (29)
Bill of Rights
the first 10 amendment to the United State Constitution
check and balances
the system of dividing power between multiple branches of the government.
Declaration of the Rights of Man of the Citizen
A document written by leaders of the French Revolution defining the individual and collective rights of all citizens in France.
A form of government in which political power can be exercised equally by all citizen, usually through voting on laws, policies, or leaders.
English Civil War
An army conflict between the English monarchy and Parliament.
English Bill of Rights
A document listing the rights of the English people.
French and Indian War
The American name for the portion of the seven years war fought in North America, fought primarily between the French and British American colonies
The change in rule that took place in England after James II gave up the throne and left the country
A charter signed by king John of England that established the rights of English nobles and citizens.
Separation of powers
The division of power between multiple parts of a government.
Seven Years' War
A international conflict involving most of the major world powers of the time, including Great Britain, France, Spain, Prussia, Portugal, Russia, and more.
The right of the citizens of a country to control that country's politics
The third president of the United States and the main author of the Declaration of Independence.
United States Constitution
The document outlining the powers and limits of government in the United States.
An English politician and jurist whose work Commentaries on the Laws of England influenced the development of modern legal systems.
Balance of power
The ways in which economic, military, and political control are distributed among different states
Congress of Vienna
A political meeting of European leaders, who redrew the borders of their countries after the Napoleonic Wars.
A monarchy that must follow the laws of the nation, rather than following only the decisions of the king or queen.
A general assembly representing the three estates (groups) in France: the clergy, the nobility, and the common people
A period of rebellion and political change in France during which the commoners rose up against the aristocracy.
The change in rule that took place in England after James II gave up the throne and left the country.
King of France from 1774 until his execution in 1793.
The Queen of France and wife of Louis XVI.
A French general and political leader who conquered most of Europe.
A series of wars fought between France and other European powers for control of Europe.
A French representative body formed by the Third Estate of the Estates General (common people) during the French Revolution.
The right of the citizens of a country to control that country's politics.
Reign of Terror
A time of violence during the French Revolution caused by the rivalries among political factions.
A type of government in which citizens elect people to represent them and run the government.
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