The French Revolution: Part 2: Louis XVI's Execution
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Louis XVI is taken in a carriage and brought to la place de la revolution where he will be executed while Robespierre shuts himself inside his house.

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  1. What is the atmosphere in the streets?
  2. How does Louis XVI conduct himself? What does this reveal about him?
  3. Why do they drown out Louis when he tries to speak?
  4. Why do you think Robespierre stayed home on the occasion?

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