...for the Week of March 20, 2000


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Debrief Test
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Romantic Art and Music
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Romantic Art and Music - READ 22.5
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Congress of Vienna 
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Congress of Vienna - Start Industrial Revolution

... for the Week of March 13, 2000


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Finish Debate - Intro Napoleon -READ 24.3
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Napoleonic Indoctrination and Austerlitz - READ 24.4
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Waterloo exceprt
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Review
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) TEST over Revolutions

... for the Week of March 5, 2000


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Begin French Revolution - READ 22.1
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Seeds of Revolution - READ 22.2
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Bended Spectrum - "Last Words" (in packet) Read and answer ?
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) QUIZ - 21.1, 21.2, 22.1, 22.2
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Debates at the National Convention

   Involvement in failed wars, a corrupt and inadequate tax system and poor harvests in the 1780s sparked a revolution like no other.  With violence in the streets and mob rule common, life during the French Revolution was exciting at its best, deadly at its worst.  Following the fateful oath taken at Louis' tennis court, the Third Estate had no idea the depths to which France would go to see that oath reach its enlightened conclusion - A French nation that both worshipped and practiced the very things the tri-color stood for: Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.  When the King's head falls, so does any sense of order in France.  Dominated by radical political clubs, the revolution takes on a life of its own until...Until a pint-sized Corsican takes control, with the blessings of the nation supporting him.  Leading France to days of glory, Napoleon fails to grasp the limits of his own greatness.  Though a brilliant military commander, he falls to the will of "Gen.Winter" and then to the will of Wellington.

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WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) Louis XVI was the face of the Old Regime - France could no longer economically support his (and those that cam before him) way of life.  Debts from poor foreign policy decisions couple with poor harvests set the stage for change.

WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) The driving force behind the revolution will be the Third estate, which included illiterate peasants and bourgeoisie, the middle class of the cities.  They bore the burden of the 1st and 2nd estates. WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) When financial woes threatened Louis and his crown, he called the Estates General, who had not been called for nearly 160 years.   When the 3rd Estate refused to accept  the one vote per estate rule, Louis had them thrown out.  In the tennis court at Versailles, the oath was taken - an oath the promised only to write a constitution - but an oath that will be reason enough for some for revolution.
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WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) If Louis was the face of the Old Regime, that Bastille was its castle.  A medieval prison that the crowns political prisoners called home, the Bastille became a symbol for all that was wrong with France and it's absolute monarch.  When the mob stormed the gates, the blood began to flow.  And it would not be short of two decades before it would stop.

WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) The motto of the revolutionaries had three parts - Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.  It was also represented in the tri-color flag. WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes) The chief product of the early revolutionaries was the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizen.  The document detailed basic rights that had already been drawn up in England and America, including the ideals of liberty, freedom and happiness.

WB00827_.GIF (132 bytes)  For some, though, the Declaration was far from enough.  To certain political groups, like the Jacobins, radical change was necessary to really change France. 

Chapter 22
Section One Section Two
How did the Old Order rule and why didn't the French like it? What "ends" the old order?  How does it do it?
How does Louis respond to the Third Estate? Why didn't the constitutionalism work?
The Oath and the storming of the Bastille begin the journey... How did émigrés attempt to crush the revolution?
Section Three Section Four
How did the Republic signal a truly new order? Napoleon  - Just what the doctor ordered...Why?
To what crisis to the Jacobins and Girondins lead France? By what methods did Napoleon hope to restore order to France...
Reign of Terror, execution of Robespierre and the Directory ...and turn Europe into a Napoleonic Empire?
Section Five - The Congress of Vienna
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