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World Studies II Ch. 16 Vocabulary

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federalism
delegating specified powers to the national government and reserving all other powers for the state governments
popular sovereignty
government based upon the consent of the governed
Old Regime
political and social order in France before the French Revolution
corvee
French system of forced labor
cahiers
lists of grievances
assignats
French Revolutionary paper money backed by Roman Catholic land that was confiscated
sans-culottes
"without breeches"; Paris workers who supported the Revolution
coalition
a temporary alliance of nations
coup d etat
a sudden and illegal seizure of power by force
Continental System
attempt by Napoleon to blockade British trade by closing Europe's ports to British ships
guerrillas
"little wars"; small bands of troops that attack a superior force
scorched-earth policy
burning everything that might be of value to the enemy