Maximilien Robespierre

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  • Was The French Revolutionaries Justified To Be Justified Dbq Analysis

    Looking into the eyes of the traitor. Hate fills every bit of your heart. All you can think is “I want them dead”. These were the type of thoughts that authority figures would think back during the Reign of Terror. The Reign of Terror was a big part of the French Revolution. The Reign of Terror was the killing of hundreds of people who were suspected of committing treason and fighting for Prussia/Austria. Individuals argued if this was justified or in other words if they had a necessary reason…

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  • The French Revolution: The Champ De Mars In Paris

    During the French Revolution, on 17 July 1791, the Champ de Mars in Paris was the site of a massacre, the fusillade du Champ-de-Mars. On that day, the National Constituent Assembly issued a decree that the king, Louis XVI, would remain king under a constitutional monarchy. Later that day, leaders of the republicans in France rallied against this decision. The larger crowd was also more determined than the first. Lafayette again tried to disperse it. In retaliation, the crowd threw stones at the…

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  • Causes Of The Reign Of Terror

    The new face of the absolue monarch was Maximillien Robespierre. Although he claimed to be a revolutionary leader, his tatics of governing gave him absolute control with no power check. “We must smother the internal and external eneimes of the Republic or perish…” (Document G). With the power granted to Robespierre ny The Committtee of Public Safety, he could send all of his enemies to the guillotine, which he did. Robespierre had become an absolute monarch without the title, murdering all…

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  • Was The Reign Of Terror Justified Essay

    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 Terror. With the new invention of the Guillotine, and the power of Robespierre, the man behind the Reign of Terror, this time became brutal and violent. Although the counterrevolutionaries were becoming slightly out of control, the Reign of Terror was not justified because it violated the inalienable rights of…

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  • Mob Mentality In The French Revolution's Reign Of Terror

    as a weapon that they feared. The guillotine was used for purging France for those who were thought to be a threat to national security. In 1794 were very victorious against their enemies which meant that the fear was not necessary anymore but Robespierre continued the Terror because he wanted to purge France of anyone…

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  • Similarities And Similarities Between The Revolution Of 1789 And 1848

    representatives for the people’s voices expanded suffrage for all male citizens, which was important because there was no longer a distinction between the rich and the poor. However, this short period of success did not last very long because radicals like Robespierre became too powerful and his actions led to the fatal Reign of Terror…

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  • Was The French Revolution Worth Its Human Cost?

    As Charles Dickens once said, “Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; - the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!” The French Revolution has been seen as a war that caused death, pain, and prosperity. Many primary documents, like Simon Schama Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, have mentioned that the amount of human lives lost during the French Revolution was unnecessary. The amount of deaths in the revolution explains the outcome of how much violence took place. Was the…

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  • Guilluame Malesherbes Trial

    Guilluame Malesherbes was a famous lawyer in France during the time of the French Revolution who occupied prestigious positions under the King, however, is most notable for his defense of King Louis XVI in his trial. In John W. Davis’ journal article titled, The Lawyers of Louis XVI, he discusses the trial of the King and the role that each of the defense lawyers played not only in the trial, but in the life of King Louis XVI too. At a first glance, it is easy to assume that Malesherbes…

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  • Robespierre And Gandhi Comparison Essay

    Gandhi and Maximilien Robespierre are similar and different from each other as a result of both being killed by their own people. And as a result of Maximilien Robespierre tried to eliminate religion while Mahatmas Gandhi wanted the religions to cooperate with each other. Also, Mahatmas Gandhi and Maximilien Robespierre’s actions did not concur. Furthermore, Mahatmas Gandhi and Maximilien Robespierre are similar and different from each other One similarity of Mahatmas Gandhi and Maximilien…

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  • Robespierre Vs Gandhi

    Though Maximilien Robespierre and Mohandas Gandhi had similar goals in their revolutions, and had some similar traits that made them successful, their overall reasons and methods for revolution are entirely opposite. Robespierre’s revolution was spurred on not only his belief that the government was unjust, but also because he wanted governmental power himself. On the other hand, Gandhi wanted no part in government, and simply wanted to better his country. Also, Robespierre called for massive…

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