Reign of Terror

Sort By:
Decent Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Amazing Essays
Best Essays
    Page 8 of 50 - About 500 Essays
  • Good Essays

    Robespierre Religion

    • 1224 Words
    • 5 Pages

    a system or regime of terror’ and ‘Terrorist as an agent or partisan of the Terror that arose through abuse of revolutionary measures ’. Edmund Burke, British politician and philosopher, published in 1796 Letters on a Regicide Peace in which he used the word ‘terrorist’. It marks the first time that the word entered the English language. Consequently, the repressive system of Robespierre introduces into the political vocabulary a new form of government, a new form of terror. Although the French…

    • 1224 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Considered to be the father of the terror, Robespierre found Olympe De Gouge’s attempt to free women as an act of defiance. As such, Robespierre ordered her execution. Robespierre’s reason for eliminating Gouges is made clear in Europe and Making of Modernity, Where Robespierre emphasizes…

    • 947 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    the reign of terror’, revolutionary courts were assembled to protect the republic from its internal enemies. Many victims were persons who had opposed the radical activities of the sans-culottes. Approximately 16,00 people were officially killed and the bulk of terror’s executions took place in the areas of Lyons and Marseilles. The terror was at its most destructive in the Vendee’. In this reign, nobody was spared, women, priests, monks, children, all had been put to death. No doubt that this…

    • 583 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Maximilien Robespierre led the committee of public safety. Robespierre was a lawyer who was opposed to the monarchy. Robespierre was the force behind the reign of terror, a period of brutality in France that lasted from June 1793 to July 1794. Anyone with privileges or wealth was at risk of being killed. Families were swept from their homes and executed by furious crowds of French peasants, who were tired of poverty…

    • 1851 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    For week 6 discussion we were asked to read “The Grievances of Carcassonne”, “Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen”, “Virtue and Terror’: Speech to the Convention (February 5, 1794)”, “On the Realities of Power (1796)” and “The Only Salvation Lies in Hereditary Power’ (December 1804)”. During this time in class we were focusing on revolutions, such as the French Revolution and the reasons that caused the revolution. People were unhappy with their monarchy, there was a financial…

    • 817 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    1 Amendment Rights Essay

    • 814 Words
    • 4 Pages

    It became part of the phrase “terror cimbricus.” (AUTHOR) Many events which occurred in our history, were or may be named, as terrorism. One of that event, worldly proclamed terrorism , was the behavior of the self proclamed initiator of French Revolution, Maximilien Robespierre. It's exactly in relation with French revolution's “Reign of Terror” instaured by Robespierre, that a lot of people have a habit of considering this word to have…

    • 814 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    restricted due to the threat of terrorism. This comparison bodes ill, especially when the danger of indifference to liberty is considered. France's social climate at the end of the 18th century was one of fear and insecurity. The recent memory of the Reign of Terror left the french people hungering for stability and safety from the bloody Revolution. The Directory,…

    • 750 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    French citizens realized that they need a government that could make quick decisions with authority but also had the support of the people. They needed terror and the strength of France together as a whole. Government bodies and specific people exemplified the enlightenment philosophies of Rousseau, Voltaire, and Deism. Revolutionaries, mainly the Jacobins, created a republic known as the Convention with…

    • 1189 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    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…

    • 1447 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    the years before, during, as well as after the Revolution of 1789-1799. The country has became strong, less vile, as well “empowered citizens everywhere and resulted in a considerable leap toward the end of oppression throughout Europe.” The Reign of Terror throughout France was a convoluted Revolutionary act, but brought new life in the end to those to be treated…

    • 1011 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Page 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 50