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    The author’s purpose in this chapter is to argue that “Creel’s Committee on Public Information would be the largest, most ambitious propaganda program any nation had ever developed to that time.” One key piece of evidence that the author uses to support his case is referencing how the Espionage and Sedition acts helped to encourage people towards voluntary censorship that the Committee stressed. Chapter 5 is entitled, “Conjuring the Committee.” The main subject of this chapter is over the steps that Creel went through in order to convince the press to join the voluntary censorship. The author’s purpose in this chapter is to argue that the letter written to the press explaining the definition of voluntary censorship was “the opening act, the debut feat, of Creel the conjurer.” One key piece of evidence that the author uses to support his case is a letter Creel wrote to the press which explains voluntary censorship in great detail and…

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    involved in World War I used propaganda for the same reason that today’s society uses photo editors such as Photoshop: to cover flaws and make something seem more desirable than it actually is. Similar to photo editing software today which distort an image to make it more appealing to the eye, propagandists covered the cold reality of World War I by only releasing information about the war that was pleasing and beneficial, while covering up the negative facts, such as the extreme risk of dying…

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    “To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is barbarity ,” is a quote by Robespierre during his time in power within the Committee of General Security. Robespierre believed it was upon the population to act on the means of attainment of reign of the constitutional laws. His speech explores the influence of society upon the fundamental principle of the democratic or popular government. The failure by the population was not seen favourable by Robespierre and resulted in the…

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    was a member of the Jacobins club which was represented by the Republicans. He would call himself the incorruptible. He thought that he could not be corrupted by anything. However, as we saw in the movie, he became corrupted by the power which he held. The other one, Georges Jacques D’Anton, was the man of the people. D’Anton was a powerful figure because was educated. He was a lawyer with a great set of skills to get his point across. His big voice and ability to speak to the public made him…

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    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 caused the number of government-sanctioned executions to drastically increase (Doc B). According to Steven Otfinoski, the author of Triumph and Terror: The French Revolution, the Tribunal, or the revolutionary court of justice, was established in 1793 to “try all crimes against the state”. The members of the…

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    other counterrevolutionaries what they were going to do to defend the pro revolutionaries and the new government. That’s the reason why Maximilian Robespierre decided to start the terror so they could protect the new government. The revolutionaries simply protected themselves and the new government. The revolutionaries didn’t just kill them for fun. The only people they killed was the counterrevolutionaries. That’s why when you look at document c the revolutionaries made an example of the…

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    dates that contributed to the Reign of Terror. In June of 1794, two-thirds of all executions made during the Reign of Terror took place when the number of government executions distinctly increased (Document A). One of the three unalienable rights mentioned previously, was life. Citizens of France were restricted of this right when their lives were taken away without reason. Not to mention, 10,000’s of lives were ended that way, without reason. Additionally, the second unalienable right,…

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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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    Mahatma Gandhi and Maximilien Robespierre Mahatma Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence in British-rule. Gandhi purpose in life was to make life better for all people, he wanted everyone to be the same, He didn't want some people to be more or less than other people. Whether it be dealing with poverty issue, individual rights or economic. Gandhi wanted Indian’s to be free from domination of other countries, discrimination and unfair taxes. He wanted all that to end. …

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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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