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Lecture 1

HIST 2200Y Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, Maximilien Robespierre


Department
History
Course Code
HIST 2200Y
Professor
Antonio Cazorla- Sánchez
Lecture
1

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September 18, 2013
Seminar 1
Countries Tested on Map
Sweden
Poland
Czech Republic
Belgium
Greece
Ukraine
Germany
Spain
Finland
Italy
Map 1815
Borders were changed by force
Reading
Robespierre was a lawyer
France’s motto liberty, equality, fraternity
Main staple of their diet was bread
Robespierre wants to change society
People were not citizens, they were subjects
Before the revolution people were divided by groups of social status (aristocracy,
clergy, third state the people)
The rights you have are different based on what region you were in
The king is the government, passes the laws, controls the state
Power of king comes from God; God has given the king a role, subjects, and a
kingdom
Robespierre is a modern thinker, wants to change the system, wants citizens with
same rights and duties
Robespierre wants to give the people the power national sovereignty
Terror a way of opposing change
Middle class and upper class lead the revolution
Men always have control
Revolution of males for males
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