The Directory (1795-1799): First, Second & the Coup of 18 Fructidor


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How did the writers of the French constitution, ratified on August 22, 1795, plan to reduce corruption in politics?

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1. Which of the following is the profile of those targeted by the Coup of 18 Fructidor on September 4, 1797?

2. Why did the Second Directory lose the support of the French people?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the French Directory and Napoleon's coup. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include Napoleon Bonaparte's relationship with the Second Directory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Effects of the Coup of 18 Fructidor
  • The role of Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès
  • Impact of the French constitution ratified on August 22, 1795

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the French Directory and Napoleon's coup
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the overthrow of the Second Directory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the establishment of the Directory

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson The Directory (1795-1799): First, Second & the Coup 18 Fructidor. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the impact of Robespierre and the Reign of Terror
  • Understand the structure of the government established in 1795
  • Recognize the cause for the coup against the Directory
  • Identify the demise of the Second Directory and Napoleon's rise to power