Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette attempt to flee France
They could not flee France because they were essentially held as prisoners in the royal palace.
National Assembly declares was on Austrian monarchy
National Assembly mobilized in response to threats of war from Habsburg emperor and because they wanted to expand the revolution. This marked the beginning of a 24 year period where France was at war with several European countries.
National Convention has first meeting to rewrite French constitution
Leaders were Jacobins who were members of a network of political clubs. They split into Girodins (representing provinces) and Montagnards (representing Paris).
Convention votes to execute king
Barely won-- 361 to 359. Marked progress of "Second Revolution".
Reign of Terror
Approx. June 1793 - Approx. June 1794
Executed over 40,000 people
Commune invades Convention and arrests 31 Girodins
Paris Commune was workers, merchants, and artisans from the city, more radical than the Convention, called sans culottes. Left more Montagnards in control.
Robespierre introduces Worship of the Supreme Being
Religious ritual that alienated the Catholic majority in France.
French Armies began to win wars against European powers
Began restoring domestic economy, Convention ended mob-based violence and the official Terror.
1795 - 1799
unpopular and unstable, gave the Catholic Church the chance to make a strong comeback
Convention calls on Napoleon to protect new election process
Convention creates another constitution
3-stage election process for government officials: Men chose a legislative assembly who chose five Directors
French Revolution ends
Fades out once the French lose the right of free elections, becomes a benevolent despotism.