Reign of terror

Reign of terror

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  • March 1793: Robespierre leads Committee of Public Safety and the Reign of Terror begins
  • "We must smother the internal and external enemies of the Republic or perish with it.. lead the people by reason and enemies by terror
  • With this new terror everyone felt threatened. they were all scared for their lives because with this new rule even the wrong look could get them killed. It was said that there was at least 800 executed a month.
  • Robespierre decided to get rid of the last of the monarchs. He imprisoned the queen took away her children and then accused Marie of terrible things. In her trial they declared her guilty and beheaded her.
  • The Dantonites wanted to rise against Robespierre. They were finally realizing that this had gone too far. But their actions did nothing but get them killed
  • Eventually, the people revolted against Robespierre. He was arrested and while held in captivity he tried to commit suicide but failed and was beheaded. Reign of terror had finally ended. 
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