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1

What happened to all enemies of the revolution?

they were arrested and imprisoned, including all the Girondists

2

Why did things become so violent?

the moderates had lost to the Jacobins and the sans-coulottes

3

What are the years 1793-4 known as?

the Reign of Terror

4

How did the government run during the Reign of Terror

radical, violent laws meant to intimidate anyone who disagreed with the radicals

5

What was the Law of Suspects?

laws to arrest anyone who had held office or from any noble family prior to the revolution

6

What would happen if you could not produce a citizenship certificate?

immediate arrest and execution

7

What happened to the army?

army was completely reorganized.

8

what happened to food speculators?

they were guillotined

9

What was done with all granaries and bakeries?

they were taken over by the government

10

What happened to anyone who challenged Robespierre?

guillotined

11

How many people are estimated to have been guillotined during the Reign of Terror?

37000

12

After Danton was guillotined, how did Robespierre rule?

like a dictator

13

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

14

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

15

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.

16

Who were Thermidoreans?

the group who took over from the Radical Jacobins. They were anxious to bring peace to the revolution

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