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    response to the conflict between the Girondins and The Mountains. During this time, the Committee of Public Safety executed thousands of internal “enemies of the revolution” (“Report in the Name,” 47). Although many argue otherwise, The Terror was not a perversion of the original ideals of the revolution because the ideals of the revolution were to gain more equality for the people of France, and the punishments that occurred were necessary and the cultural changes, in fact, benefited the citizens. As seen through the voices of the Third Estate and its supporters, one of the fundamental goals of the French Revolution was to gain equality and freedom for citizens. In the Town of…

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    were Catholic clergy members, and the rest were freedom fighters called the Vendee fought for their Faith and many of them died heroically. Robespierre’s downfall came when the Committee of Public Safety passed the Law of 22 Prairial, which in turn doubled the number of executions in France to those who appeared to be counter-revolutionary. When the Committee of Public Safety agreed that this law was not right they started indicting Robespierre. After delivering his defensive speech to the…

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    The most accountable group for the Terror is undoubtedly the Committee of Public Safety. This committee did a tremendous job at spreading fear and paranoia throughout the remainder of the Revolution and becoming everything that they swore to defeat. The members were all equal, but none is more popular today than Robespierre. He was a man who prided himself on being incorruptible, but his actions prove that this is not the case as he slowly turned into a dictator. The Committee of Public Safety…

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    horrifying period during the French Revolution all began in the year 1792 when former King Louis XVI was executed for treason. The following year, Maximilien Robespierre took control of France through the Committee of Public Safety. From that point on, the country of France went into a time of mourning and brought great suffering among millions. Was the Reign of Terror, a time of depression and tremendous agony, a reasonable act? In the eyes of many, it was not reasonable due to all the effects…

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    of life for citizens living in France was being created. However, the only way to control the citizens to adapt to the new way to act and behave in society was through violence. Any individual who started to speak or act bad against the current government, was considered a rebel and would need to be punished. The guillotine was put and used to kill innocent people and set an example that others would face the same punishment. Robespierre and the Committee of Public Safety would rule over…

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    Reign Of Terror Essay

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    The French Revolution’s ‘Reign of Terror’ was unjustified in both the context in which it was created and in retrospect. The reign of terror was used by Maximilien Robespierre to consolidate his own power and influence in the country and provided no productive solutions to many major underlying socio-economic issues. It also led to the ultimate downfall of everything the French Revolution stood for as a result of the thousands of wrongful public executions and convictions. Maximilien…

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    The National Convention tried to make France a stable and prosperous society by giving all men the right to vote. They created the committee of public safety. It was made up of 12 members and they had absolute power, which they used to try to save the revolution. Since the country was threatened by many other countries trying to put an end to their revolution, the committee forced military draft for all French males. Everyone had to pay so that they can contribute to the war effort. The…

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    As the crisis settled down, it caused Jacobin leaders to split into rival groups. The leadership style of Maximillien Robespierre became increasingly challenged by Georges Danton. Danton along with his supporters wished to tone down the restrictive policies of the Committee of Public Safety and develop a more moderate form of Government. Robespierre was not impressed by the threat to his leadership Danton posed and arranged Danton’s execution in April 1794. Robespierre in June 4 1794 was…

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    Louis XVI’s wife and France’s last queen Marie Antoinette. Along the same route as her husband, Marie was placed on trial for high treason and was found guilty. She is executed nine months after King Louis XVI on 16 October 1793. Maximilien Robespierre, now held a strong influence over both the National Convention and the Committee of Public Safety (which was created by the National Convention in order to gain dictatorial power over France). During the months of August and September, to act in…

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    people who couldn’t defend themselves, but he eventually came to believe that “social protection is due only [to] peaceful citizens” (Doc G). He believed that although the Revolution was meant to help peasants and the Reign of Terror was meant to protect the Revolution, the only way all people could ensure their safety was through being peaceful. Eventually, there was no way to guarantee anyone’s safety. In June of 1794, the government denied legal counsel to “enemies of the revolution”. This…

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