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Good Afternoon!. NVC Jacobins: Tyrants or Revolutionaries? The French Revolution continues… Essential Question : Were the Jacobin leaders of the Reign of Terror power-hungry tyrants or true revolutionaries?.

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Good afternoon

Good Afternoon!

  • NVC

  • Jacobins: Tyrants or Revolutionaries?

  • The French Revolution continues…

    Essential Question: Were the Jacobin leaders of the Reign of Terror power-hungry tyrants or true revolutionaries?


Good afternoon

  • Were the Jacobin leaders of the Reign of Terror power-hungry tyrants or true revolutionaries?


Tyrants or revolutionaries

Tyrants or Revolutionaries?

Maximillien Robespierre

  • Tyrants

    • Over 30,000 executed in two years

    • No one was safe

  • Revolutionaries

    • Helped feed the poor

    • Defeated invading Austrians and Prussians

  • Terror’s End

    • July 1794 ROBESPIERRE executed


French revolution continues

French Revolution Continues

  • The Directory

    • new moderate republic led by bourgeoisie comes after the Jacobins

    • Appoints Napoleon Bonaparte commander of new army

  • Directory is weak and unpopular

    • Coup d’etat: 1799 Napoleon overthrows Directory and seizes power


Exit ticket

Exit Ticket

  • Briefly define each term/event and why it is important:

    • Tennis Court Oath

    • Storming of the Bastille

    • Great Fear

    • Women’s March on Versailles

    • Reign of Terror


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