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Napoleon Propaganda

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on 19 April 2010

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Transcript of Napoleon Propaganda

General Bonaparte's Official Bulletin This is a bulletin that was
sent out by Napoleon to newspapers in 1796. It describes the French army's first victory with Napoleon as general, casting Napoleon as a hero and Italy's army as evil. (Simplification) "France has more need of me than I have need of France." - Napoleon Bonaparte (Assertion) This paintng shows Napoleon as someone of royalty. If you look closely, "Bonaparte" is engraved into the rocks along with "Hannibal" and "Charlemagne", other great leaders. (Transfer) "Immortal Napoleon,Young Republican Hero, Invincible..."
-French newspapers (Referring to Napoleon) Word such as "Immortal" and "Invincible" describe Napoleon.
(Glittering Generalities) This picture shows Napoleon in the Battle of Elyau.It's clear in the painting that the French are winning. Their enemies are either dead or look extremely frightened. (Pinpointing the Enemy) Primary Source Questions 1 1. This source is descriptive. It is a bulletin from Napoleon about his victories with the French Army. Back in France, the people probably believed that the battles played out just as Napoleon described them.

2.It describes more behavior than ideology. While this source gives lots of information on actions of the French Army, it doesn't explain the thoughts behind them.

3.It tells you about the actions of the elite. This source was written to explain the actions of the elite to the ordinary people. It is written from an elite point of view.

4. You can answer questions about the French army and Napoleon with this source. This source is beneficial because it came directly from Napoleon.

5.This source can't help you answer questions about the ideology of the French Army. This source also doesn't provide information on how the other side viewed the battle.

6. This source supports other historians interpretations because they both state that the French won the battle. Primary Source Questions 2 1. This source is descriptive because it describes what Napoleon thought happened when he became emporer of France.

2.This source describes Napoleon's ideology. He states that he believes France needs him more than he needs France.

3. This source tells about the actions of the elite, through the viewpoint of the elite. Napoleon feels that he is very important to France's well-being.

4. With this source, you can answer questions that have to do with how Napoleon viewed his role in France. This source is useful when learning about Napoleon, as this quote comes directly from him.

5. This source can't help you answer any fact-based questions because it only deals with opinions.

6. Some historians agree that Napoleon was vital to France's success, while others feel that he wasn't as important as he thought he was. Primary Source Questions 3 1. This source is descriptive. It shows Napoleon riding on a horse, describing what people thought happened.

2. This source describes both behavior and ideology. You can see Napoleon Riding on horse in nice clothing, an event that may have happened. However, if you look at the rocks, you can see that Napoleon is written along with names of other great leaders, showing that the author believed Napoleon was a great leader.

3. This source focuses on the elite. The painter was an ordinary person however. This painting shows what ordinary people thought of Napoleon.

4. This picture can help you answer questions about how Napoleon was viewed by the people.

5. This source can't help you answer fact-based questions. It focuses around making Napoleon appear to be a good leader.

6. Many historians do agree that Napoleon was a great leader. I believe that this source supports their arguement. Primary Source Questions 4 1. This source is Descriptive. It Describes the titles the people of France felt Napoleon deserved.

2. This source describes the ideology of the French citizens, describing how they felt about Napoleon. You could also say that this source describes behavior - Napoleon's actions and the people's response.

3. This source tells about the actions of the elite from the prespective of the ordinary people.

4. You can answer questions about how the French citizens felt about Napoleon with this source.

5. This source can't help you answer questions about much more than the French people's opinions. This could be a limitation.

6. While some historians agree that Napoleon was a good mmilitary leader, most don't feel that he was as great as the French citizens thought he was. I think that this source challenges their arguements. Primary Source Questions 5 1. This source is descriptive. It shows the battle of Elyau and how the French citizens felt that it happened.

2. This source describes the behavior of the French Army and their enemies in Battle.

3. It tells about the actions of tthe military, through the viewpoint of someone who was there.

4. Using this source, you can answer many questions about Napoleon, the French Army, and the Battle of Elyau.

5. This source does have limitations. It can't help you answer questions from the other side's point of view. It is also biased towrd the French.

6. While historians agree that the French won the battle, they don't believe it was a landside victory. I think that this source challenges their arguement.
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