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The Informative The Reign of Terror The reign of terror was a time marked by great political unrest succeeding the French Revolution. The Girondins and the Jacobins were two opposing groups with the Girondins fighting to keep the old ways intact and the nobility in power, while the Jacobins were fighting to radically change the monarchs ways and introduce a government that was ruled by election and a

congress rather than a king or queen. On June 2nd, 1793, the Jacobins came into France and persuaded leaders to arrest 29 Girondian leaders, and that on top of a Jacobins journalist and radical being assassinated right after, helped increase their power through office and push Enlightenment ideas in France even further. After George Danton was removed from his office, he was replaced by Maximilien Robespierre, who quickly rose through the ranks of the Committee and became the most influential figure to be in office yet. Robespierre passed new laws that allowed the unquestioned execution of anyone held guilty to treason or conspiracy against the new government to be death by guillotine.

Robespierre took this power to his full extent, and executed anyone that stood in his way or threatened his political status, claiming them all to be loyalists to the king. He executed almost 3,000 people in France and 25,000 other people around the country. This led to many political leaders not only disliking him but calling for his own death because they were all afraid they would be next. And on the 27th of July, 1794, he was brought down out of power, and executed a few days later. https:// www.mtholyoke.edu/ courses/rschwart/hist255/ kat_anna/terror.html

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Editorial by Hannah Nash The Tennis Court Oath was created within our estate members in France, while King Louis XVI’s tried to remain under absolute government. We planned on having a meeting on how to get our point across. A debate quickly began on how we could protect ourselves

from those in positions of authority, (the people that wanted us dead). The men of our estate were passionate supporters of the reforms, and they were ready to discuss the matters at hand. When our members arrived at their meeting hall, Menus Plaisirs, we were locked

out. We believed that this was an attempt by the king to end their demand of reform. However, we refused to give up just because the king had locked us out of Menus Plaisirs. Instead we moved our meeting to a nearby indoor tennis court. Therefore, the


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Page 2 Editorial by Hannah Nash cont. name of this act became the tennis court oath. As our meeting continued, the fear of also being locked out of this location arose. In this instance, we decided that we would not leave the area until we had a well devised plan. After debating some ideas, we came up with a plan. We were going to charge the Bastille and steal weapons. On July 14, 2013, we began our attack and stormed the Bastille; we stole numerous amounts of weaponry, and

made our way to attack the First Estate and Second Estate. We ran them out of their homes and took over their land. We were no longer slaves to them. We had freedom at last! http://library.thinkquest.org/ C006257/revolution/ tennis_court_oath.shtml

The Storming of the Bastille On July 14th 1789, the storming of the Bastille took place in Paris, France on the 14th of July, 1798. The third estate was furious because the first and second estates were unfairly receiving special privileges, such as not being taxed while the third estate was being taxed. Not only were they supporting the other es-

tates, but they were starving because of poor budget funds in France and they were sick and tired of working to death and not getting anything in return. When they decided to do something about it, they were locked out of the E-G. This made them even angrier. They were ready to fight and they were completely aware

of what was coming. But they had no weapons to fight back, because most of them were poor due to the unfair treatment that they did not deserve. Because of this disadvantage, they decided to storm the Bastille. The Bastille was where weapons, ammunition and armor were stored. All sorts of people

The Storming of the Bastille cont. stormed the Bastille, but it was mainly peasants. At first, the mob of people was rather reasonable. When a few of the soldiers that were unaware that the Bastille had already surrendered shot their guns, the mob grew fierce rapidly. Marquis de Launay was the

governor of the Bastille. People competed with each other to arrest him, because they felt as though it would be an honor to be the one to arrest him. The storming of the Bastille was the kickoff to the French Revolution, along with the rightful fury of the third

estate. http:// library.thinkquest.org/ C006257/revolution/ storming_of_bastille.shtml


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Execution of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette King Louis XVI got executed on January 21, 1793 by the guillotine at the Revolution Square. It played a veryarge role in the French Revolution. The reason he was executed is because King Louis XVI and his family were tried for treason because they tried to abandon their palace after the storming of the Bastille. His wife, Marie Antoinette, was executed by the guillotine October 16, 1793. It may seem hard to believe, but Louis XVI was not suited to be a king of

such an aspiring Country. He inherited a lot of financial problems from his Grandpa, Louis XV. Louis XVI established the three estates The First Estate was the clergy. The Second Estate was the nobles. And the Third Estate was everything else, including the peasants, middle class, and workers. King Louis XVI treated the Third Estate very unfairly compared to the Second and First. The reason for this was because the clergy and nobles were closer to the

king than the middle class and peasants. The Third Estate was forced to pay taxes, while the other two were not. They eventually decided to do something about it, and decided to make their own group which they called the National Assembly. They then got kicked out of Menus Plaisirs. They then stormed the Bastille for weapons due to the fact they knew a fight was about to break out. This is what ignited the French

Revolution. Louis XVI did not accept the advice the constitutional monarchists who had the idea of reforming the monarchy so they could save it. King Louis XVI was convicted of plenty of wrong doings, but him himself did not ever believe that he, nor his wife and family should have ever of been found guilty. http:// www.history.com/this-day-inhistory/king-louis-xvi-executed


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