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1. How was Robespierre perceived by many at the festival of the Supreme Being?
As a self-obsessed dictator who thought he was also a sort of god.
2. Describe the mood of Paris in the summer of 1794.
Fearful. Plays were censored by the government, people watched what they said in public because they were afraid that spies from the Committee of public safety (headed by Robespierre) were listening in. If someone was caught saying the wrong thing they could easily go the guillotine.
3. What contributed to rumblings against Robespierre within the Convention? What were the signs that his influence within the Convention was beginning to lessen.
The radicals in the convention were unhappy about Robespierre recalling their representatives from the provinces, while the moderates were unhappy about the executions of Danton, the Herbertists, and the Terror in general.

The signs that Robespierre was loosing his influence included when the deputies at the Festival of the Supreme Being made remarks about him within earshot, and when the Convention began to talk about overthrowing him.
4. Describe the dramatic confrontations of Robespierre that led to his eventual execution. Why did these confrontations lead to confusion within the Convention?
On the 22 of July, the two Committees (General Secutiy and Public Safety) met and Robespierre, instead of trying to win support from their members, accused them of misdemeanors and betrayals.
Robespierre went even further. On July 26th he gave a speech in front of the deputies where, without naming names, obviously denounced many of them. He also spoke ‘darkly’ about purifying the C of PS and dismissing the C of GS. He also denounced some military leaders, and the superintendent of finance. The end of his speech was first greeted with applause until one of the deputies who was spoken about in the speech got up to defend himself. This created a counter attack against Robespierre where he was asked to name the people out loud who he had denounced in his speech. He replied that the time was not right, thus frightening those who knew they were on the list AND those who weren’t sure.

Saint-Just stood up the next day in the convention and began to name the people Robespierre hadn’t the day before. He was interrupted by two deputies who knew they were going to be named. The two deputies defended themselves and turned the convention against Robespierre and his followers. By the end of the meeting Robespierre was arrested along with his brother Augustin, Sain-Just, and two others.
5. How did the citizens of Paris react to his execution? Explain.
Many were realy happy. Many people considered Robespierre a tyrant and were afraid of their lives while he was controling the government.