Phase 2- Radical Phase

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  • Brunswick Manifesto

    The Brunswick Manifesto was intended to provide safety for Louis XVI and his family, but it insteaad hurried his downfall. It was signed at Coblenz on July 25, 1792, as the Allies were preparing to invade France, and it laid out the motives of the Allies and threatened any citizens who attacked the troops moving through France. This made the Revolutionaries feel like they had nothing else to lose, and precipitated the storming of the Tuileries and the overthrow of the monarchy on August 10, 1792
  • King Louis XVI Executed

    King Louis XVI Executed
    After the Louis tried to escape with his family in 1791 he was captured in Verennes and brought back to Paris. During this time France and Austria were about to go to war and Louis encouraged the French people in this to help his public image. This did not help, however and when the new govornment abolished the monarchy Louis was accused of counterrevolution, tried by the French National Assembly and was found guilty. He was executed on January 21 1793 by guillotine.
  • End of the Reign of Terror

    End of the Reign of Terror
    The most radical stage of the French Revolution came to an end when Robespierre was arrested and executed. This event is referred to as the Thermidorian Reaction.
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    September Massacres

    The September Massacres were a wave of killings in Paris during the French Revolution, following the overthrow of the French monarchy. It was a counter-revolution plot in which parisian mobs broke into prisons in Paris and killed over 1,000 prisoners. Leading up to this in August, the mentality of the French people was tension and fear. The war against Austria and Prussia was not going well. These massacres were a precursor to the violent killings of the revolutionary radicalists in 1793-94.
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    The French National Convention

    The French National Convention was the fourth government of the French revolution. This was the first government that the French people elected by universal male suffrage. The job of the Convention was to create a republic constitution after the monarchy was overthrown. The constitution of 1793 established the French Directory, and held an election for two-thirds of its members be elected to a legislative committee.They also created the levee en masse draft to help the war against Austria.
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    A period of religious turmoil that occurred when the National Convention attempted to place legislature the churches of France. A portion of the nation only supported priests that swore allegiance to the National Convention, and rejected those loyal to the pope.
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    Committee of Public Safety

    The Committee of General Defense needed a committee to make all the decisions. which became the CPS. It was composed of 12 administrators; each specialized in the area they worked. They were responsible for the conduct of war, economic policy, supervision of government agencies, and enforcement of the law. They became deeply enmeshed in the opperation of the Reign of Terror. The CPS lost ost of its power during the Thermidorian Reaction. The French Directory replaced the CPS.
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    Reign of Terror

    This was the most radical part of the French Revolution. There were a total of 300,000 people that were arrested. 17,000 were officially executed. Many people died in jail without a trial. France lost a lot of their allies because of this event.