Maximilien Robespierre Essays

  • Summary: The Tyranny Of Maximilien Robespierre

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    Tyranny of Maximilien Robespierre Beginning in 1793, a one-year period called the Reign of Terror took place in the midst of the French Revolution. The political parties, the Jacobins and the Girondins, conspired in order to overthrow the French monarchy. This period is characterized by the harsh rulers who issued tens of thousands of official death sentences. These rulers were considered tyrants known for their oppressive and selfish rule. One of the most controversial rulers was Maximilien Robespierre

  • Was The Reign Of Terror Justified Analysis

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    Was The Reign Of Terror Justified? 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

  • Robespierre's Despotic Actions During The Terror

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    Public Safety, of which Robespierre was the most notable. The Committee’s abuse of power led to the Terror, which occurred from 1793-1794 and clearly demonstrates a period of anarchy, in which measures were taken to stabilise France. Robespierre’s despotic actions during the Terror agree with Mirabeau’s viewpoint. Robespierre’s despotic actions include; his exploitation of fear, his de-Christianisation of France and his organised execution of ‘enemies of the revolution.’ Robespierre believed himself to

  • Robespierre's Ideals Of The Terror

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    in “La Marseillaise” where the “savage soldiers … come right into our arms to cut the throats of your sons”. Maximilien Robespierre dominated the Committee, and he believed that by losing their rights in the name of their rights being defended, in the “Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen”; the only way to defend liberty is to suspend it. Therefore, the Terror represents

  • Robespierre: The Reign Of Terror

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    Maximilien Francois Marie Isidore de Robespierre was elected by the National convention, and was leader of the ‘twelve-man Committee of Public safety’, which governed France at the climax of its revolution. Rapidly, the committee had forced upon its country policies, in hopes of stabilizing the French economy as well as the creation of a stronger and more successful French army. It started a number of counter-revolutionary uprisings, unleashing the Reign of Terror. However, Maximilien Robespierre

  • What Is The Cause Of The French Revolution

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    In just a five day period during the height in violence in The French Revolution, nearly 1,400 people were executed in the streets of Paris in attempts of establishing a democracy. While the justification for this violence was the expansion of basic human rights and the establishment of a better form of government, the eventual outcome did not live up to these lofty goals. The cultural approach best describes how The French Revolution ultimately missed its mark because it failed to achieve both

  • How Did Robespierre Influence The French Revolution

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    Maximilien Robespierre was a French lawyer, leader of the radical Jacobins and one of the most influential figures in the French Revolution. Robespierre was also the chairmen of the Committee of Public Safety and one of the leaders of the Reign of Terror, who signed off death certificates. Robespierre helped push the French Revolution along, helping the people to become educated and equipped to revolt against the absolute monarchy and demand for their freedom. What Robespierre meant by his quote

  • French Revolution Justified Dbq Analysis

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    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

  • Why Is Robespierre A Good Leader

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    Maximilien Robespierre was a French lawyer and also a politician he graduated of the university of Paris and got a degree in law in 1781. For the King and Queen coronation Robespierre was note worthy with his performance he was the one chosen to deliver a speech to them. But poor Robespierre was snubbed by the king and queen also left without acknowledging Robespierre. Afterwards he took a public role for changes in the French monarchy politically. He also became part of the social philosopher

  • The Reign Of Terror

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    sovereignty, and along with that it called upon revolutionary ideals that guaranteed individual freedom, equality before the law, and representative government for a sovereign people. This document was written on August 26, 1789 and just four years later Robespierre and the Committee of Public Safety, the people who initiated the Reign of Terror to preserve the French Revolution ideals and transition France into a Republic, choose to not abide by this document (that put revolutionary ideals into practice) during

  • Reign Of Terror Analysis

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    national crisis. Among its twelve members were Lazare Carnot, George Couthon, but most importantly, Maximilien Robespierre, its dominant member. The main focus was to eliminate all counter-revolutionary elements such as the ability to leave the country, the right to privacy, and freedom of speech. In doing such, however, 40,000 French citizens were executed.

  • Freedom In The French Revolution

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    French Revolution, in his memoir on press freedom submitted to the Estates-General in June 1789, Jean-Pierre Brissot (1754–93), later a prominent revolutionary leader, proclaimed liberty of the press “un droit naturel à l’homme.” Loathed by Maximilien Robespierre, Brissot, together with his political allies, was later guillotined in October 1793 by the Montagne, the political faction that organized the Terror of 1793–94. During 1789 and throughout the period down to the coup that brought the Montagne

  • Reign Of Terror Dbq Analysis

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    January 21,1793 began a year long of pandemonium now known as the Reign of Terror caused by King Louis XVI’s poor ruling that landed the country in debt and starvation. Fueled by the need for change, Maximilien de Robespierre started a grand revolution that would demolish absolute monarchy in 1789. The execution of the aforementioned king marked the beginning of a period where public execution was standard and tranquility vanished, or the Reign of Terror. Threats against the country were insinuated

  • The Handmaid's Tale: A Short Story

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    I did not, and the other Moderates of France did not, want the king to be replaced or for that matter killed, we just would of liked for him to rule us with our console. However the Jacobins wanted something else, Maximilien Robespierre wanted something else. They promoted freedom, equality, and fraternity, but it seemed like you did not have any of these rights. I look around me and see some, not many, of the royal soldiers with their backs turned, or looking at the floor

  • The Great Cat Revolution Analysis

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    explains, “when the people first rise up against oppression, wise men who have shown them the way and helped them to recover their rights come to power.” This is what happened when revolutionary leaders Georges Danton and Maximilien Robespierre came to power. However, Robespierre quickly ascended over Danton and established his dictatorial control through the Revolutionary Tribunal and the Committee of Public Safety (CPS). This dictatorial control is what causes Roland to believe that the Revolution

  • How Did Jean Jacques Rousseau Influence The French Revolution

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    This lecture was on the Fall of the Bastille, which was presented by Lynne Taylor. On July 14, 1789, a Parisian mob broke down the gates of the ancient fortress known as the Bastille, marking a flashpoint at the beginning of the French Revolution. For years, the anger between the three major social classes, called Estates, had grown to a fever pitch. The First Estate was the clergy. The Second Estate was the nobility. The Third Estate was everyone else-the poor, the shopkeepers, and the middle classes

  • Foucault Psychiatric Power Analysis

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    In the "Psychiatric power," Foucault has proposed to rethink Philip Pinel’s reform as a precursor of the era of humanism in the 19-century psychiatry, tearing off chains from the mentally ill and putting an end to physical abuse of patients. However, in actual practice, Pinel, and his followers widely used the measures of physical restraint in French hospitals. As a consequence, "it is impossible to link the Pinel's reform with any humanism since all its practices remained riddled with violence,"

  • The Reign Of Terror Dbq Analysis

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    Reign of Terror 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 French Revolution: The Reign Of Terror

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    Starting in 1789, The French Revolution was a time of complete pandemonium and violence. The French Revolution appropriately acquired the name of the “Reign of Terror” for its huge amount of undeserving deaths. During this time, peasants and other members of the third estate revolted against the monarchy and the social structure of France. The people who were alleged to be against this revolution would be directed to the guillotine. The guillotine was a device used to decapitate one's head. The

  • The Guillotine During The French Revolution

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    The notorious killing machine of the French Revolution was, in fact, the guillotine. They had used the guillotine to execute anyone that would have refused to obey what the government would have wanted at the time. Out of the thousands of people to be executed by this killing machine, some higher power was also taken to. This included King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. Estimated of the number of lives taken by the guillotine during the French Revolution range from 17,000 to 40,000 citizens. It