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    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 Revolutionary France written by Furet Francois and other secondary sources, this essay will argue the differing perspectives provided by historians to discover a definitive cause to ‘The Terror’ through a common relationship that it holds with the theme of virtue. The context of this period being, the Industrial…

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    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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    Maximilien de Robespierre was a French revolutionary with ties to both the French Revolution as well as the Reign of Terror. Robespierre studied law and went on to be an advocate for the lower class of France. Robespierre aided in the writing of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen. As a radical Jacobin leader, Robespierre called for political change in the French monarchy. Robespierre gained a great deal of power during the Reign of Terror. He began to use it as a way to eliminate…

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    The French Revolution came as a great surprise to the French. It can be said that France had many problems but France’s absolute monarchy itself was a cause for the Revolution (French Revolution, pg. 1) France guarded the traditional structure of society and moved slowly in regards to modernizing the economy. Long-term problems like overcrowding, overseas exploration, and the beginning of the Industrial Revolution did not help because the government was slow to respond. Maximilien Robespierre…

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    The Reign of Terror was a period of time when many ordinary citizens, dictators, and political figures were executed. Maximilien Robespierre, a jacobin leader, governed France and during this time many causes happened like the Battles in France, the establishment of the Committee of Public Safety and Robespierre's leadership of the Jacobins. As Wars continue, the National Convention had to deal with Austria and Prussia, which turned back at the Battle of Valmy. When they took office, the…

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    Who is doing this?” Harry asked, “The committee of public safety is in charge of trials and execution, it is run by 12 men created to help deal with all of the threats. Maximilien Robespierre is one of the chiefs, he thinks we can only achieve the goals of the revolution though terror.” This is bad he thought, he looked over at the guillotine and imagined his head being chopped off. Robespierre was influenced by Rousseau’s ideas in having a Supreme Being to guide the course of the nation. After…

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    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, his de-Christianisation of France and his organized execution of ‘enemies of the revolution.’ Robespierre intended to provide…

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    Danston's Death Essay

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    Robespierre led the Jacobins, and was seen as a figure of high moral integrity. Several times in the play citizens expressed a high view of Robespierre, “Silence for the Messiah who is sent to elect and to judge. He will give the wicked to the edge of the sword. His eyes are the eyes of election, his hands the hands of judgement.” (Buchner pg. 11). The woman who said this shared a common view of Robespierre with the majority of citizens. No matter how many people Robespierre had killed, citizens…

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    The guillotine was re-introduced as a method of punishment in order to move away from what was deemed as barbaric punishment, such as burning, drowning or hanging. The use of the guillotine symbolised that despite your social class, everyone will receive the same punishment for the crime they commit. When King Louis XVI was put on trial, 380 voted for his execution, among those was Robespierre, and 310 voted against it. On 21 January 1793, Louis XVI, a once respected and feared King of France,…

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    Reign Of Terror Dbq

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    " Encyclopedia Britannica Online). The Reign of Terror occurred after the fall of the French Monarchy. Instituted by Maximilien Robespierre, tens of thousands of political enemies, royalists, and those who opposed the revolution were executed. After the fall of Louis XVI, France established the Committee of Public Safety. Eventually, Maximilien Robespierre dominated this committee and executed anyone who opposed the French revolution. Robespierre, after only about a year of power, would then be…

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