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George III- embarked on a 60- year reign He was eager to recover the powers the crown had lost he also wanted to end Whig domination and chose his own ministers dissolve the cabinet system and make the House of Commons follow his will Parliament- power grew during 18th and 19th century It had 2 houses- House of Commons and House of Lords House of Commons elected Prime Minister migrs- person who flees his or her own country for political reasons National Convention- the Paris crowd radicals took control of the Assembly and then the radicals called for the election of a new legislative body Suffrage- the right to vote Committee of Public Safety- this was threats to France the Convention This was 12-member committee had almost absolute power as it battled to save the revolution It prepared France for all-out war ordering all citizens of join the war effort Maximilen Robespierre- at home the government-battled counterrevolutionaries under the hand of him He was a shrewd lawyer and politician quickly rose to leadership of the Committee of Public Safety The Directory-Constitution of 1795 set up a five- man directory and house legislative elected by male citizens of property Napoleon Bonaparte- chaos threatened politicians turned to a popular military and it was Napoleon They planned to use him to advance their own goals a bad miscalculation Before long Napoleon would outwit them all to become ruler of France Nationalism- feeling pride in and devotion to ones country Annex- to add territory onto an existing state or country Continental System- Napoleon waged economic warfare through this system which closed European ports to British goods Blockade- the shutting off a port to keep people or supplies from moving in or out Battle of Nations- Britain Austria and Prussia fought against France They defeated Napolean Waterloo- it was a town in Belgium Napoleons triumph was
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