Seeing the turmoil that was both within and surrounding France, the leading political party known as the Jacobins determined that they would crush any resistance within their new nation. They established neighborhood watches that were intended to find anyone who was not loyal. These watches would turn in suspected traitors, who would often be put to death.
This period of time is known as the Reign of Terror, and lasted from July 1793 until July 1794, during which approximately 17,000 individuals were executed.
The day the child realizes that all adults are imprerfect he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he fogives himself he becomes wise.
The dome on Monticello, Thomas Jefferson''s home, conceals a billiards room. In Jefferson''s day, billiards were illegal in Virginia.