Which among the year is referred to as the Reign of Terror?
(a) 1789 to 1790
(b) 1791 to 1800
(c) 1793 to 1794
(d) 1794 to 1795
So, the correct answer is (c) - 1793 to 1794
Let’s check all the options
- (A) - 1789 to 1790 is the period when the Convocation of Estates General last time it was called in 1614, the Third Estate forms the National Assembly, the Bastille is stormed, and peasants revolted in the countryside. So this is incorrect .
- (B) - 1791 to 1800 is the period when a constitution was framed to limit the powers of the king and to guarantee basic rights to all human beings. National Assembly voted to declare war against Prussia and Austria. France becomes a republic. The overthrow of the Jacobin republic, a Directory rules France. Robespierre was convicted by the court and guillotine. A conviction was held that legislated to free all slaves. So this is incorrect .
- (C) - 1793 to 1794 was the exact period that is referred to as the Reign of Terror. So this is correct.
- (D) - 1794 to 1795 was the exact period when Robespierre was convicted by the court, arrested and guillotine. A conviction was held that legislated to free all slaves in French overseas possessions. So this is incorrect .