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  • The Importance Of The Reign Of Terror

    the royal family. The Brunswick Manifesto enraged the revolutionaries and Georges Jacques Danton along with other Jacobin leaders, capitalised on the discontent that revolutionaries felt from the foreign threat received from the Austro-Prussians. This led to the August Uprising of 1792. The Jacobins along with a group of people, attacked and burned the royal palace, in effect, killing hundreds of soldiers and servants. The royal family was then imprisoned. In addition, the Jacobins eradicated the present city government and intervened to create a revolutionary commune. The consequence of the August Uprising, seriously damaged the power of the Legislative Assembly, causing the Assembly to renounce the Constitution of 1791 and summon a National Convention. The National Convention was decided to be elected through universal manhood suffrage, a form of voting in which all males are allowed to vote over the age of 21, however only 10% actually voted. The new Convention would decide the fate of the King and compose a new constitution. On 21 September, the National Convention holds its first meeting to officially annul the monarchy and establish the French Republic. This establishment became noted in history as the first modern experiment with democracy. Around the same time as the establishment of the French Republic, Austro-Prussian armies were quickly advancing to the capital of France, Paris, causing Danton to call on all French citizens to defend their country. Rumours began…

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  • Reign Of Terror Essay

    convictions of innocent people and even supporters of the revolution itself. The chaos that the reign of terror brought with it caused not only the oppression of those against the views of the Robespierre but caused major paranoia and oppression to all the people of France. Because of the volatility of the time period many would have to constantly watch what they say and could easily be wrongfully accused of being enemies of the revolution by anyone either purposely or unknowingly. Given the…

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  • How Did Robespierre Influence The French Revolution

    a case for execution arguing that the monarchy had been downfalling due to the Revolution. As a consequence, members of the Convention disagreed with Robespierre and suggested that the King should have the chance to defend himself and vote for acquittal. Unfortunately, all the 693 Deputies were in favour of the King guilty while no one had voted for acquittal. In other words, an acquittal was a judgement that a person is not guilty of the crime in which they have been charged with. If…

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  • Maximillien Robespierre And The Reign Of Terror

    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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  • Consequences Of The Reign Of Terror

    First there was the loss of people, around seventeen thousand people were sentenced to death by guillotine. Some killed were people in high power such as the king and his wife Marie, Danton and Maximillian Robespierre. Another effect on the citizens of France was the destruction of their property, several hotels and prisons were destroyed. More importantly, many castles, homes and large mansions were attacked. Even through the Terror ended, it still caused a war between France and its…

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  • Was The Reign Of Terror Justified Essay

    The Reign of Terror: Was it Justified? September 1792 marks a turning point in history. A time of divided people, a time of beheading, and a time of terror. The Reign of Terror began with to imprisonment of Louis XVI in September of 1792. A new type of government was put in place, republic, causing the division of people. Some were counterrevolutionaires, against the new government, some were pro-revolution, for the new government. The two sides did not get along so the government turned to…

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  • The Reign Of Terror: Was It Justified?

    The Reign of Terror: Was it Justified? The French Revolution was an important movement in world history. It marked the first time that the lowest class in a country had overthrown the highest class. In France, the Third Estate had decided that they had had enough of unfair taxes and inequality, and so they wrote the Declaration of the Rights of Man and forced the king at the time, Louis XVI, to share power with the National Assembly. As the Revolution gained more power, its leaders became more…

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  • The Terror: The French Revolution

    rred during the radical period of the French Revolution as a 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…

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  • Maximilien Robespierre: Villain To The People

    Gavri Kepets History Essay Maximilien Robespierre: Hero of the Revolution or Villain to the People? Outline: Intro: The casualties and horror caused by Robespierre’s “Reign of Terror” did not justify his motive to advance the revolution. The Reign of Terror Why did it start? What were the effects of the Reign of Terror? The Revolution Was the Reign of Terror justified? Paragraph One: How the Reign of Terror Started Robespierre’s life Robespierre’s rise to power Background information about the…

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  • The Terror, By Maximilien Robespierre

    Many historians have found it difficult to precisely define a reason as to what caused ‘The Terror,’ this is due to it being a culmination of terrible events leading to tyranny. ‘The Terror’ can be defined as the period within 1793 and 1794, when the Robespierre subjugated Jacobian group executed, without remorse, any opposing citizens to their regime. Through the critical analysis of Maximilien Robespierre’s speech ‘On the moral and political principles of domestic policy’ in conjunction with…

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