The French Revolution: Part 2: Saint-Just's Speech
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Saint-Just gives an impassioned speech in which he calls for the death of Louis XVI. He believes the king to stand in the way of the French Revolution and enlightenment ideas.

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  1. Why must Louis XVI die according to Saint-Just?
  2. How does Saint-Just try to convince the Convention of his view?

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