Sample History Paper on The French Revolution and Terror


The assignments have been designed to help you integrate and apply the concepts you have learned up to this point. These concepts provide a foundation on which other course concepts are built. Assessing your comprehension will help ensure that you are on track to successfully complete the course. Refer to the general guidelines on preparing and submitting assignments.

The activities in this module have introduced a range of historical issues and interpretation of the nature and character of terrorism. This assignment is an opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of the themes or terrorism events discussed in the module commentary and associated readings. The module activities are the foundation for this assignment; a review of the readings should introduce you to the historical debate and opinion on the assignment topic.


Footnotes, citations, and bibliography must conform to the Turabian Style Guide.

Part A. 80% of the assignment grade

Select a subject or thesis from the list below that you would like to examine, analyze, and discuss.

  1. Nationalism and religion shaped the French Terror. Discuss.
  2. The French Terror was demanded by the working class. Discuss.
  3. Historians are in agreement that the French Terror was evidence of an unhealthy society. Discuss.
  4. State violence as expressed during the French Terror was a “strategic instrument and object of management.”Discuss
  5. The French Terror has its root in the socio-pathological character of the principal actors. Discuss.
  6. The sans-culottes were the principal advocates of Terror. 
  7. Terror finds fertile ground in general social and political dislocation.Compare the Terror of the French Revolution to the Terror waged by the Communists in Russia.
  8. The Terror of the French Revolution is directly attributable to the rationalist views of the eighteenth century philosophers. 
  9. Terror is an expression of general helplessness and this was especially evident at the height of the French Revolution.


Part A should be double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font size, and should not exceed 7 pages in length. Page setup: 1 inch margin on the left and right sides of page.

Part B: 20% of the Assignment Grade

Write a brief report that demonstrates your work on the module activities. As the modules contain a broad range of activities it will be impossible for you to discuss all of your efforts in the page limit set for this part of the assignment. However, your report should present a fair representation of the activities that you attempted and evaluated. It should also provide an overview of your thoughts and personal musings on the historical problems and issues introduced in the activities, and what you learned in this module. You can refer to questions that arose from your work on the activities. DO NOT copy and paste from your personal journal. Part B is a synthesis of your ideas on the subject(s) raised in the module activity.


Part B should be double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font size, and not exceed 3 pages in length. Page setup: 1 inch margin on the left and right sides of page.