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  • Robespierre Despotacy In The French Revolution

    Modern History Essay Draft Comte de Mirabeau claimed that “In time of anarchy one may seem a despot in order to be a saviour.” This is evident in the French Revolution, specifically the Terror (1793-1794), which was a period of anarchy in France. A despot refers to government which holds all the power and uses it in an oppressive and tyrannical way. The revolutionary leader Maximilien Robespierre seemed despotic during the Terror, through several of his actions such as; his exploitation of fear,…

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  • An Analysis Of Olympe De Gouge's Declaration Of The Rights Of Women

    Olympe de Gouge was a French revolutionary writer in the 18th century. Gouge was well educated and relocated to Paris after the death of her husband with the hopes of becoming a playwright and political pamphleteer (Frankforter, 491). Although she also wrote about the abolition of slavery, she is most famous for her document Declaration of the rights of Women (Frankforter, 491). It was her persistence to influence revolutionary change for woman’s rights that resulted in her execution by the…

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  • Marie Antoinette The Wicked Queen

    “Let them eat cake,” is part of a line that many assume was uttered by Marie Antoinette, Queen of France. This portrayal of Marie Antoinette is a far cry from the compassionate, humanitarian she preferred to be. Above all she wanted nothing more than to be a mother and had a fondness for children that no wicked queen could have. Pamphlets produced during her time as Dauphine and then as Queen has ultimately written her in a negative light, not at all the once beloved girl who had won the hearts…

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  • Analysis Of Edmund Burke's Reflections On The Revolution In France

    Edmund Burke’s famous essay, “Reflections on the Revolution in France,” has expressed great disappointment and disapproval of the French Revolution. Burke has constantly attacked French revolutionaries who he claimed bypassed France’s ancestors and founding fathers to construct a new society from scratch. This paper will address three main points of the assigned section which are: disregard of old system in France, reasons against the Enlightenment and the sophists it has created. Lastly,…

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  • Analysis Of Sofia Coppola's 2006 Film Marie Antoinette

    Sofia Coppola’s 2006 film Marie Antoinette has been at the center of movie critic controversy since its release. It has been regarded as stylistically beautiful and fun to watch, while also accused of being devoid of any historical significance. While the film nods its head to popular culture, it does follow the life of the Austrian Archduchess turned French Queen Marie Antoinette. The film opens as Marie Antoinette begins her journey to France to meet her future husband, Louis Auguste (Louis…

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  • Reign Of Terror Dbq Analysis

    During the French Revolution, revolutionaries wanted to create a government that would value people’s rights. Unfortunately, violence started to play a role in order to achieve the goals of the revolution. The period in which the violence started became known as the Reign of Terror. Individual rights were being ignored and thousands of people were being executed because they were suspected of aiding or being an enemy. The Reign of Terror was not justified because the actions toward external…

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  • How Does Moulins Use Tacitus To Criticize The Terror?

    By 1794, Danton and the so-called ‘Indulgents’ called for clemency, an end to the Terror, the return of the 1793 Constitution, the “sparing of human blood”, and the weakening of the powers of the Committee of Public Safety (especially over the economy and local authorities) – they wanted the entire Revolution moderated. These demands quickly gained support as the French army won victory after victory against the First Coalition, as the Vendee and Federalist Revolts were suppressed, and the…

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  • Pros And Cons Of The French Revolution

    The French monarchy was no longer able to adapt to social, political, and economic changes in the country. Nobles and clergymen refused to pay the taxes. Marie Antoinette influenced Louis XVI and he did not do anything to control the monarchy. The continued conspicuous consumption of the noble class, especially the court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette at Versailles, despite the financial burden on the populace. Parisians mobilized, and on July 14 stormed the Bastille…

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  • White Terror Dbq

    Reactionary terrorists involved in activities known as white terror were like opposing attacks towards the activities of the revolutionary terrorists. The collective efforts to oppose the French Revolution in 1795 was considered counter-revolutionary in nature. The First White Terror was primarily one of the first attacks demonstrating reactionary terrorism. This attack was lodged by a majority of people whose relatives had been victims of the Great Terror or those whose lives were threatened by…

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  • Causes Of The French Revolution

    French Revolution DBQ The French Revolution started in 1789 and ended in 1799. It all began with the extravagant spendings of King Louis and Marie Antoinette, the bankruptcy, the poor harvest, the rises in bread and taxes, and lastly, American Revolution. All of these were factors in the suffering of the 3rd Estate. Imagine being part of the 90% people who were either peasants or the homeless that were starving and were treated unequally. The people of France rebelled because they were…

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