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Chapter 28 –1.American Revolution-This political revolution began withthe Declaration of Independence in 1776 where American colonists sought to balance the power between government and the people and protect the rights of citizens in a democracy.2.Ancien Regime- a political and social order in Europe before the French revolution.. that no longer governs (especially the system that existed in France before the French Revolution)3.Augustin de Iturbide- Conservative Creole officer in Mexican army who signed agreement with insurgent forces of independence; combined forces entered Mexico City in 1821; later proclaimed emperor of Mexico until its collapsein 1824.4.Bernardo O’Higgins- Was a Chilean independence leader who, together with José de San Martín, freed Chile from Spanish rule in the Chilean War of Independence5.Boukman- organized St Domingue slave revolt, died whilefighting// African voodoo priest6.Concordat- the peace agreement made between Napoleon and the Pope following the chaos of the French Revolution.7.Congress of Vienna- Meeting of representatives of European monarchs called to reestablish the old order after the defeat of Napoleon; restore europe to prerevolution time8.Convention- Meeting in 1787 of the elected representatives of the thirteen original states to write the Constitution of the United States.
9.Creoles- descendents of Spanish-born BUT born in Latin America; resented inferior social, political, economic status10.Directory- Group of five men who served as liaisons between Robespierre and the Assembly. Overthrown by Napoleon.11.Elizabeth Cady Stanton-A suffragette who, with Lucretia Mott, organized the first convention on women's rights, held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. Issued the Declaration of Sentiments which declared men and women to be equal and demanded the right to vote for women. Co-founded the National Women's Suffrage Association with Susan B. Anthonyin 1869.

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