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The French Revolution: The Reign Of Terror

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The French revolution turned into the Reign of Terror. Under the leadership of
Maximilian Robespierre, a new picture of France was trying to be achieved. However, that picture could only be achieved after the people were re-educated and the Old Regime was out of sight. Until those goals were accomplished, Robespierre and the Committee of Public Safety would rule over France. However with change comes revolution and therefore people took charge. To wipe out the Old Regime, Robespierre sentenced twenty thousand people to the guillotine. The guillotine was put up to kill innocent people. With the organization of planning his vision, he sent a movement over France which became known as the Reign of Terror.
During this time, France was a limited
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“There were two main groups that contributed to government during the Reign of Terror. One was the committee of Public Safety. They were established to ensure the progress of the revolution. It consisted of twelve members including "Bertrand Barère de Vieuzac, Lazare Carnot, Georges Couthon, M. J. Hérault de Séchelles, Maximilian Robespierre, and Louis de Saint-Just and the Hébertists, J. N. Billaud-Varenne and J. N. Collot d’Herbois". They established order by preventing and eliminating anti-revolutionary activity. They began the terror due to the necessity of public participation in their precautionary measures.” (www.public.gettysburg.edu). The main goal of the committee was to handle what was going on during the war and report it to the National Convention. Although the Committee of Public Safety barely had power, if the committee made any rules or changes it would have to go through the convention first. Some decisions that the committee made was not shown to the convention and therefore it was secretly accepted.
Once the Reign of Terror started to come to an end, there was so many consequences put on the French population. First was the loss of people. Around seventeen thousand people were sentenced on the guillotine where they were faced with their death. Some of those people that were killed including high in power people such as the king and his wife Marie, Danton, and the last victim,
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