Harry Sandwith is a 16 year old English boy. He is sent to live in France with the Marquis de St. Caux who is the brother of a man his father knew. The marquis believes with Harry’s schooling history he can influence and become friends with his two sons. Harry thinks he will get bigger opportunities when he moves to France and joins the British army. In 1790 Harry sets off for Paris. While living with the family in France the French Revolution begins to worry the Cox family because they support the King and Paris. After the royal family fails to flee Paris the St. Caux family moves to Paris to support the king and avoid the growing chaos of the peasants living in the countryside. After moving to Paris an order of events start to happen after an arrest warrant is ordered for all the members of noble families. With so much chaos and trouble will the family make it out alive?
He believed in a dictatorship that used violence and terror to gain power. This idea was clearly apparent in the reign of terror during the French Revolution. The reign of terror was probably one of the worst parts of the revolution that backfired on it's creators. Death by guillotine was well too common during the horrendous times of the reign of terror. This revolting execution device could kill more than one person per minute. Peasants and laborers were most commonly killed although nobility and those of upper classes were also put to death. The decisions of who would be executed we're made by the revolutionary tribunal. Even Robespierre the supporter and leader of the national convention was killed at the end. People who were accused or even having a slight possibility of being counterrevolutionary, being against the revolution and government, were arrested and most commonly put to death. This was also happening during the Egyptian Revolution. There was a state of emergency from basically 1967-2012. A state of emergency is where government officials, police, and any government authority has the right to do whatever they feel is necessary for the country's safety. During the Egyptian state of emergency the law was heavily enforced, people's rights we're take away, censorship was enforced and police had the power to do what hey wanted for practically no reasons. This state of emergency also didn't allow any political activity or organizations that weren't government approved.
Almost every Revolution in history has been initiated by a distinct and abrupt sparking event. This sparking event often splits into two distinguishing features. The first spark is the ideology, and the second is the consolidation of that ideology through violence. The idea of this sparking event is evident In the latin root of the word revolution, “revolutio”. Literally translated a revolution is “ turn around”, an abrupt reaction. In addition, to this root the word also stems itself back to the latin verb revolvere (“ to revolve”). The etymology of the word revolution is significant in the way it which it reveals two key aspects of revolutions. Starting with the first latin root ‘revelatio”, an abrupt ‘turnaround’, emphasizes the
Prior to Napoleon's reign as emperor, France had been through the rein of terror and the French Revolution. King Louis the Sixteenth and his wife Marie Antoinette had put France in major debt and took no responsibility for it. He was killed by the guillotine. Robespierre took control after his death and caused more problems for France and killed anyone who was not passionate enough about his ruling. He too was killed by the guillotine. Napoleon came into rule after Robespierre and ruled as emperor of France. Napoleon was a hero because he believed in better education for the people of France, he wanted to get rid of the tyrants of other countries to better the lives of people under their rule, and people had civil rights, which they didn’t have prior to his reign as emperor. Others argue that Napoleon was a tyrant because he
In September 1793 to July 1794, the Reign of Terror killed over 40,000 people in France using the guillotine a machine that made it a simple way to execute a mass amount of people. The Reign of Terror was led by no other than , Robespierre. He was trying to form a new government but instead caused thousands of people to be massacred. Ultimately, The Reign of Terror in France was not justified because the threats did not require it, the methods were too extreme and It did not support the ideals of the revolution.
Do the ends justify the mean? If you were an American soldier ready to be deployed for a massive land invasion of Japan, the atomic bombs saved your life. World War II ended when the United States dropped the atomic bombs and saved thousands of American lives. The French Revolution faced a similar dilemma. The rallying cry for the revolution was equality, liberty, and fraternity, bringing the first democracy to France. The Reign of Terror was led by Maximilien Robespierre, he violently suppressed counter-revolutionary forces within and outside the country. Did the French government have good reason to conduct a violent campaign to uphold the ideals of the French Revolution? The Reign of Terror was justified because of three reasons: the revolutionary
“‘Are you dying for him?’ she whispered. ‘And his wife and child. Hush! Yes.’” (Dickens, p.276) It was a symbol of a freedom, a symbol of captivity, a sign of hope, a sign of despair, a representation of a revolution, a representation of demoralization, a shift towards the light, a plunge towards the utter darkness. It was the Guillotine, brought to the spotlight by thousands of starving, desperate, hopeless people. Openly, it claimed to be the avenue for absolute freedom for France, but in honesty this machine touted the fall of morality. The French peasants took the power over the upper classes in order to break free from their starvation and mistreatment. Through the workings of Madame Guillotine, the peasants eliminated their offenders:
Should people be persecuted for their beliefs? The Reign of Terror lasted less than two years, from the execution of Louis XVI in January 1793 to late July 1794. During those eighteen months, more than 20,000 French people were put to death by guillotine. Guillotines were large falling blades that were used by political extremists called radicals to decapitate conservatives, who were people that wanted to keep the old ways. It is not right for people to be persecuted for their beliefs. The Reign of Terror in France was not justified. This claim can be supported by looking at three areas: external threat, the internal threat, and the methods.
There were people dying at every second of the Reign of Terror, dozens of people were dying because of Robespierre and the guillotine. This was considered as a humane way of killing people because everyone died the same way and it was immediate (Doc. F). Unfortunately, many of the citizens were dying without a good reason or a fair trial. The citizens and counter-revolutionaries were being executed for the slightest thing such as saying a careless word of criticism about the government. Although the government did this to stop any rebellions from forming, they ended up doing much more than what was needed and going completely
The French Revolution was a very problematic time period. After the execution of Louis XVI, the Reign of Terror began during the years of 1793 - 1794 which was led by French politician, Maximilien Robespierre and lasted for 18 months. This topic is controversial when the question, “Was the Reign of Terror justified?” is asked. The Reign of Terror was ultimately unjust because the promises for a democracy were put to the side due to a desire for power. It was inhumane to murder a colossal amount of people based on accusations and from being blinded from greediness.
From 1791 to 1804, the country that had the biggest impact on the Haitian Revolution was France. In fact, the French Revolution was a significant catalyst to the Haiti’s own revolution despite having started a few years prior. At this point, France’s economy was still suffering after their involvement in both the American Revolutionary War and the Seven Years’ War. To combat the huge amount of debt they owed, France issued widely unpopular taxation schemes which ultimately caused more harm than benefit. Additionally, the heightened privileges enjoyed by the aristocracy and the clergy drew popular resentment. The increased civil unrest culminated in the Legislative Assembly voting to abolish the monarchy in Revolutionary France. The current king, King Louis and his queen, Marie Antoinette were imprisoned in 1792 and eventually sent to the guillotine after being
The people of France tried to resolve issues peacefully but the king cared only about his power and acted at the expense of the citizens. According to the French Revolution portion of the Encyclopedia Britannica Online, the bourgeoisie wanted to have political power and the peasants did not want the feudal system to continue (French Revolution 2). A large meeting was held to discuss and solve issues, but, “rumors of an ‘aristocratic conspiracy’ by the king and the privileged to overthrow the Third Estate led to the Great Fear of July 1789.” (French Revolution 2). With the king of France being unwilling to actually resolve any conflicts, the only choice that was left was to overthrow the government as a whole and rebuild it into being a more fair and just system. Again, people need freedom and happiness in their lives in order to be satisfied with their ways of living, and the appropriate response to that lacking in their lives is to remonstrate against the burdensome
They had an election between all the Estate and everyone got to choose and the result was shocking. The King got executed by a very close result; the king got executed by 1 more vote. After king got executed by a very close result some people thought they were free now from absolute monarchy but other people knew there is a big war coming up. Their politic power was all gone and more people start dying because Robespierre stood up and started to execute every person who was going against revolution or did something bad or broke a law. Still need a conclusion
The French Revolution of 1789-1799 aimed to spread Liberty, Equality and Brotherhood through France and through Europe. It wished to create a French Republic and it ultimately resulted in the overthrow and executions of the King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. It failed, however, to secure voting rights for women. Despite this, participation of women in the Revolution was clear. However, the question remains - just how did women help the Revolution, and how important were their roles?
Was the Reign of Terror justified? I think no. Almost 35,000 people were unnecessarily killed by officials. The Reign of Terror was from the beheading of Louis XVI in January 1793 to July 1794. During that time, about 20,000 people were killed by the guillotine. To many this is a major tragedy.