Was The Reign Of Terror Justified?
Robespierre spoke on February 5, 1794 to inspire the crowds of the revolution to eliminate the internal threats, which included spies and anyone who spoke of counter revolutionary thoughts. Robespierre expressed the idea that royalists were not enemies, but simply strangers that needed to be stopped for the safety of everyone. He also speaks of the peaceful times that will come after this happens and after the revolution is over (Doc G). The translation of Robespierre’s speech waters down to by eliminating the spies and royalists, the public would be safer and all threats against the revolution would be abolished inside of France. Unfortunately, Robespierre was too driven by power and fear, he was executed for using his power the wrong way. This proves that the Reign of Terror was a good way to end internal threats inside of