The Committee of Public SafetyCreated in 1793Created to protect the Republic fromrebellion and attacks.During the French Revolution itsupervised the military, the judicialand legislative powers.
Maximilien RobespierreHe executed people very often andhad a list of people he wouldexecute, one day he had a list of thepeople he was going to execute butwouldn’t tell them who was on it, sopeople got nervous if they were onthe list, therefore people grewsuspicious of him. Then executedhim.
Jean Paul MaratLeader of Reign of Terror.Partner of Robespierre.He fought people who he thoughtwe enemies of the republic andmade him very popular.Killed by Charlotte Corday whichonly made him more popular.
Louis XVIThe last Bourbon King that ruled after hisexecution.While ruling France faced debt while hewas living extravagantly, the people weren’ta fan of him because they felt that hedidn’t really care and was easilypersuaded.France was very poor when he ruled, thecitizens were starved and he felt
Marie Antoinette She married Louis XVI at a young and was a very young Queen, making her naive and unprepared to take the throne. People didn’t like her because she didn’t produce an heir for eight years and lived very extravagant while they were living a poor life. Beheaded nine months after her husband for “abusing” her son.
George DantonFirst President of Committee ofPublic Safety.Ended the Girondists.He was accused of misleadinggovernment funds after wasexecuted.
Charlotte Corday Killed Jean Marat thinking it would stop the French Revolution but ended it up making it worse. She also believed it would end violence and he threatening the Republic At her trial she said, “I killed one man to save 100,000”. Four day after Marat was killed, she was then executed.
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