The Reign of Terror. Robespierre and the Republic of Virtue. Recap Video of what we spoke about More detail. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhADTZ9_L_4. What do they portray? Why are They Relevant?. “I support the Jacobins”. “ I used to pick locks”. Les Sans- Cullotes.
Robespierre and the Republic of Virtue
“I support the Jacobins”
“ I used to pick locks”
What’s the connection?
They took Marie Antoinette’s animals
The National Convention/Assembly decide to create…
Effective because it relates to them
It will stick
“Taxes, work, poverty
But we will talk about political propaganda
"I knew that he was perverting France. I have killed one man to save a hundred thousand."
This shows that people began to question their new leadership
Detail of The Death of Marat showing the paper held in Marat's left hand. The letter reads (in French) "Il suffit que je soisbienmalheureuse pour avoir droit a votrebienveillance" or in English, "Given that I am unhappy, I have a right to your help"
Jacques louis David
So the King is dead, the radicals are more or less in power, the war effort is not going so well and it
Has an economic effect on France and, the people are STILL HUNGRY, and MARAT IS DEAD
What do you think will happen? Will the National
Assembly sympathize and revolt against themselves?
Will they step down from power? Will they ignore
But who will step up and help control the public?
B) There were enemies of the revolution everywhere (royalists who wanted a return to monarchy, French Nobility plotting the downfall of the revolution in hiding, foreign invaders that were routing the French Army in every battle)
C) The war effort was not going well, people began to grow tired of France’s devotion to the war effort
Who is this?
Robespierre demanded absolute conformity from everyone in society
Anyone who did not follow Robespierre’s rules (even minor infractions) were swiftly executed
Example of Minor infraction: Clothes
Through terror, Robespierre accomplished many things; for example
Robespierre had other contributions as well . . .
With that in mind, was Robespierre in the right? Were his methods appropriate?
The French Revolution (a brief gif summary)