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Unit 3: Revolutions and Reaction

Lesson C: Impact of the Atlantic Revolutions on Europe

Key Terms

Key Term Definition
conservative a general preference for the existing order of society and an opposition to all efforts to bring about rapid or fundamental change in that order
equality the condition of being equal, especially of having the same political, social, and economic rights
fraternity an exclusive club or brotherhood
liberal political viewpoint that stressed limited state interference in individual life, representation in government; importance of constitutional rule and parliaments
liberty the ability to enjoy all the rights granted by a particular state's constitution, as well as other rights such as the right to earn a living, the right to acquire knowledge, the right to marry, etc.
nationalism the belief that people who share a common history and culture should be loyal to their country


Directions: Practice using these terms.


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