GOVERNMENT BY TERROR 1793-4
PRE-READING AND FOCUSED COMPREHENSION
INTRODUCTION: The terror was the most dramatic period of the French Revolution. Confronted with a daunting series of crises and threats, the new Republic was facing almost certain defeat. Against this background the Jacobin government adopted a series of ruthless measures which were enforced with great brutality and efficiency against both it's internal and external enemies. The key areas for debate among historians considers how historian have interpreted the terror. When it had managed to stabilize the situation and was poised to take the initiative against its external enemies, the Jacobin government embarked on an innovative policy of social renewal designed to create a new society.
Read pages 101 -118 in the course textbook and answer the following questions
the dictatorship of the committee of public and the overthrow of Robespierre
INTRODUCTION: Although it managed to defeat its internal enemies, there were discordant voices from within the ranks of its own supporters.
READ PAGES 119-132 IN THE COURSE TEXTBOOK AND ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS
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