What Are The Causes Of Maximilien Robespierre's Downfall

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Maximilien Robespierre’s views of society, as seen throughout the major events in the revolution, were shaped by his childhood. His mother died at a very early age and his father deserted him. He lived with older relatives, and became a very intelligent man with the transferring of many schools. He decided to become a lawyer due to his magnificent ability in public speaking. Still in school during the years before the revolution, he anticipated the starting events to play out, and joined the Jacobin party; a party where the most critical debates took place (Maximilien Robespierre). Giving his fascinating speeches, he worked his way up into more important roles of the party. Within the first year of the Revolution, he received a leading role into the Jacobin party, with many followers supporting his every move. As he gained more followers after the Bastille, he started to target the monarchy. After three years of continually gaining power, he decided to rally the…show more content…
With all of this fear, how could Maximilien Robespierre possibly have a downfall? As the last two months of the terror came, the tyrant started to blame himself for the thousands of deaths. He passed the Law of the Twenty Second Prairial, which stated that all rights of the accused victim were washed away, making the executions go even faster (Linton). After the Committee of Public Safety passed this, Robespierre never attended another meeting. In his last few weeks, he rarely left his assigned room. With no appearance at meetings, his close allies began to receive their own trial. With no appearance to disagree or change any of these sentences, the citizens realized the leader could not lead any longer. Within a few days of his closest allies deaths, the tyrant himself was arrested and brought to trial. On July 28, 1794, Maximilien Robespierre life came to and end along with the Reign of
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