old regime/ancien regime
The Political and Social system that existed in France before the French Revolution
A King or Queen is the official head of state but power is limited by a constitution.
increase their wealth and power by obtaining large amounts of gold and silver and by selling more goods than they bought
a movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social institution
The Wealth of the Nations
written by Adam Smith, promoted laissez-faire, free-market economy, and supply-and-demand economics
A political ideology that emphasizes the civil rights of citizens, representative government, and the protection of private property.
a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.