The French Revolution: Part 2: Terror, the Order of the Day
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Robespierre struggles to understand the path France is taking and why some people are resisting the revolution. To save the revolution, Saint-Just convinces the other revolutionists that they need to accompany virtue with terror. Terror then becomes entrenched in the Revolution.

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  1. Why is Robespierre troubled?
  2. What proposals does Saint-Just make?

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    compare the causes, characteristics, and consequences of the American and French revolutions, emphas...

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