Flashcards in Chp3 Reign of Terror: Robspierre Deck (16):
What happened to all enemies of the revolution?
they were arrested and imprisoned, including all the Girondists
Why did things become so violent?
the moderates had lost to the Jacobins and the sans-coulottes
What are the years 1793-4 known as?
the Reign of Terror
How did the government run during the Reign of Terror
radical, violent laws meant to intimidate anyone who disagreed with the radicals
What was the Law of Suspects?
laws to arrest anyone who had held office or from any noble family prior to the revolution
What would happen if you could not produce a citizenship certificate?
immediate arrest and execution
What happened to the army?
army was completely reorganized.
what happened to food speculators?
they were guillotined
What was done with all granaries and bakeries?
they were taken over by the government
What happened to anyone who challenged Robespierre?
How many people are estimated to have been guillotined during the Reign of Terror?
After Danton was guillotined, how did Robespierre rule?
like a dictator
In what ways was Robespierre good for France?
he modernized the country, installed the metric system, a new calendar, made the army more efficient, set up schools and universities to educate everyone, and confiscated all the properties of the emigres
What is ironic about the end of Robespierre's rule?
people began to fear such a strong dictator, and when he condemned more people to death, he was also condemned. He tried to kill himself, but ended up being guillotined with his friends
What is ironic about the way Robespierre killed so many people?
He was against the death penalty but was the cause of thousands of deaths with guillotine.