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The Executive Directory was a body of five Directors that held executive power in France following the Convention and preceding the Consulate.
One of the best-known and most influential figures of the French Revolution. He largely dominated the Committee of Public Safety and was instrumental in the period of the Revolution commonly known as the Reign of Terror, which ended with his arrest and execution in 1794
Was a period of violence that occurred for one year and one month after the onset of the French Revolution
Corday blamed Marat for september massacres and fear an all out civil war and said " I killed one man to save 100,000"
Restuctured in July 1793 and formed the de facto executive government in France during the Reign of Terror.
The National Convention condemned Louis XVI to death
The National Convention, chosen by universal suffrage, met, and proceeded at once to abolish royalty and declare France a republic
Comprised the constitutional and legislative assembly. It held executive power in France during the first years of the French First Republic
Coblenz threatened war and to ruin soldiers and civilians alike
The September Massacres were a wave of mob violence which overtook Paris in late summer 1792, during the French Revolution.
It was first used in Paris. All citizens deemed guilty of a crime punishable by death were from then on executed there.
European nations feared the spread of revolutionary fervor from France and were highly critical of the new government in France threatening to intervene to restore the power of King. A number of other issues divided Austria and France, and both sides seemed to want war
The officers of the National Guard were elected. Under the law of October 14, 1791, all active citizens and their children over 18 years were obliged to join the National Guard. Their role was the maintenance of law and order and, if necessary, the defence of the territory.
Attempted to move with his family but failed. There destination was the town of Montmedy.
The Civil constitution of the Clergy was a law passed.
The women of Versailles demonstrated for lower bread prices.
Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions may be founded only upon the general good.
The medieval fortress and prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the centre of Paris. While the prison only contained 7 inmates at the time of its storming, its fall was the flashpoint of the French Revolution.
A legislature, or the lower house of a bicameral legislature in some countries.
The first meeting since 1614 of the French Estates-General
The Oath was a pledge signed by 576 out of the 577 members from the Third Estate who were locked out of a meeting of the Estates-General on 20 June 1789 in a tennis court.
Was a transitional body between the Estates-General and the National Constituent Assembly
On the death of Louis XV. Ruled until 1792.
Were married by proxy in the Augustine Church in Vienna.