Revolutions and the Age of Napoleon. “A little rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.” -Thomas Jefferson. American Revolution. Enlightenment ideas helped spur American colonies to shed British rule and create new nation.
“A little rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.”
Questions to Ponder….
carrying the burden of
feudal lords and the clergy.
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‘One hopes this will
Man is born free. No man has any natural authority over others; force does not give anyone that right. The power to make laws belongs to the people and only to the people. (a pamphlet, banned by the French government in 1775, Jean Jacques Rousseau.)
Oct 1789 Women’s March on Versailles -March began women in the marketplaces of Paris who, on the morning rioting over the high price and scarcity of bread. Women’s March on Versailles
Olympe de Gouges- Declaration Rights of women written and rejected. She was Called enemy of Rev and later executed.
“The bastard isn’t satisfied with being the boss, he’s got
to be God as well” (a sans-culottes)
“Robespierre was bred a butcher..” (from the London
“…dictatorship..he believed was the only way to stop the
spread of evil.” (Bertrand Barere 1832, he sat on the Committee with Robespierre)
“a depraved monster of small talent.” (a government enquiry)
“..physically repulsive..humourless” (British newspaper, 1987)
He had been the equal of emperors and kings…he was the most hateful character in history” (Lord Acton, British historian, 1890s)
Napoleon Took control of First Consul-assumed powers of a dictator. “blow to the state” coup d'état