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    The French Revolution turned into the Reign of Terror. Under the leadership of Maximillian Robespierre, a new way of life for citizens living in France was being created. However, the only way to control the citizens to adapt to the new way to act and behave in society was through violence. Any individual who started to speak or act bad against the current government, was considered a rebel and would need to be punished. The guillotine was put and used to kill innocent people and set an example that others would face the same punishment. Robespierre and the Committee of Public Safety would rule over France. Robespierre felt that only by running France like a dictatorship that he could create a new France. Over twenty thousand innocent people were executed for a full year, known as the Reign of Terror. During this time France was a limited monarchy, meaning that the Kings didn’t have complete power. They would have to rule with someone else. This monarchy was eventually destroyed and a republic was formed. At the same time, the Jacobins, supporters of Maximillian Robespierre and thought violence was a good choice to control the public, had political control in the National…

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    The French Revolution’s ‘Reign of Terror’ was unjustified in both the context in which it was created and in retrospect. The reign of terror was used by Maximilien Robespierre to consolidate his own power and influence in the country and provided no productive solutions to many major underlying socio-economic issues. It also led to the ultimate downfall of everything the French Revolution stood for as a result of the thousands of wrongful public executions and convictions. Maximilien…

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    Reign Of Terror Dbq

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    this situation desperate times also called for desperate measures in which France was forced to take. Thus, the entire Reign of Terror in France began. The Reign of Terror in France was a period that the community had never seen before. An official definition of the entire period from our textbook is “the period from 1793 to 1794, during which Robespierre’s Committee…

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    and easily invaded France. (Doc B). This was only the beginning of the Reign of Terror. The Reign of Terror was not justified in many ways, simply because the internal threats were never all that harmful, the external threats were very weak, and the extreme methods were used in a time of need and with unnecessary physical force. It was not justified because there is absolutely no reason to kill 20,000-40,000 with the guillotine. He killed a thousand people and took away their rights. This was…

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    inexcusable? The Reign of Terror was a period in which the innocent people of France could be executed for having a controversial opinion from a government that prided itself on the natural rights it was offering these people. Murdering half a million to save a government structure that is supposed to be dependent on the people cannot be excused as a mere sacrifice to save the revolution. The revolutionary government that was presiding over France was going against the very ideals it stood for…

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    The period of 1792 to 1795, or commonly regarded as the ‘Reign of Terror’ served as a vital turning point for the French Revolution and effectively, the future of France. This period of time was distinguished by the fall of monarchy and the creation of the National Convention. Additionally. the Reign of Terror demonstrated more brutal punishments for counter revolutionaries and foreign enemies, in the hunt for freedom and liberty by French revolutionaries. The events that would take place under…

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    The Reign Of Terror DBQ

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    There was extreme unnecessary violence that occurred during 1793 and 1794 that affected roughly 20,000 to 40,000 people that were killed by the guillotine during The Reign of Terror, including King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette(King 's Wife), and even Robespierre. The government used extreme ways to achieve its ends, in which many ways were wrong and cruel. In fact, The Reign of Terror was not justified because: The methods of the disaster were too extreme, the peasants and lower class citizens…

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    Maximillien Robespierre was born in May 1758 in Arras in north-western France. He soon became a gifted student lawyer and received a scholarship to the best grammar school in Paris. Throughout, his political life he gained the reputation for helping the poorer people by being elected as a representative to the Third Estate in Versailles in 1788. As a result, he developed to become an influential and key role for the duration of the Reign of Terror. In May 1790, Robespierre became the President…

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    The Justification of the Reign Of Terror Threatening to end the French Revolution. The French Revolution has been building up for years under the rule of King Louis 16. The things that lead up to the people of France revolting against the king was the serious debt, expensive wars, and the starving of the people of France. After the people of France revolted against the King they formed the new government as a republic. Down the road a man named Maximilian Robespierre introduced the guillotine…

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    The Time of Misery The Reign of Terror was a crucial time during the French Revolution that negatively affected the lives of many. This 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…

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