Social Study Guide

Study Guide

• Bastille- Paris prison attached, marking the beginning of the revolution.
• Tennis Court Oath- agreement taken to not disband until France had a constitution.
• National Assembly- what the third estate claimed to represent.
• Declaration of rights of man- document outlining the goals and aims of the revolution and new society.
• Sovereignty- Self-governing state having independence to formulate domestic and foreign policy for itself.
• Self determination- a nations right to determine its own allegiance, government etc.
• Nation State- community of people of mainly common descent, history, language etc. that live under the governance of a specific government and who inhabit a territory that has defined borders.
• Civic Nation- a nation created by people – no matter what their ethnicity, culture, language- who agrees to live according to particular values and beliefs expressed as the rule of law.
• Ethnic Nationalism- Nationalism that is founded on shared ethnicity, culture, and language. People who share these traits may choose to create a state based on their collective identity.
• Collective consciousness- an internal consciousness, or a shared awareness, shared by many people. It may be based on a shared memory of a pride in specific events, which become myths and symbols of belonging.
• Patriotism- Love of county and interest in its well-being. A sense of loyalty that may be expressed in various ways.
• Nationalism- Devotion to the interests or culture of one's nation.
• Federalists- people who support a federal system of government. In Canada, people who oppose Quebec sovereignty and believe that Quebec should remain a Canadian province, ensuring its place in confederation.
• Red Shirts- formed by garibaldi who drove the bourbons out of Sicily- he handed land over to Cavour, to unify all Italy.
• Alienation- the experience of feeling left out or being on the outside. People who choose one strong loyalty over another risk...