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Cianci - Dalessandro

The End of the Monarchy: A Second Revolution

September 1791 The National Constituent Assembly drew to a close having completed its task of reconstructing the government and the administration of France.
Jacobins A club of the Third Estate which pressed for a republic rather than a constitutional monarchy. Gained inspiration from thoughts of the Enlightenment, especially Rousseau.
Girondists A group of Jacobins which assumed leadership of the Assembly. Were determined to oppose the forces of the counterrevolution.
April 20, 1792 Girondists led the Legislative Assembly to declare war on Austria.
March 1791 A group of woman led by Pauline Leon petitioned for the right to bear arms and to fight to protect the revolution.
Duke of Brunswick Commander of the Prussian forces who issued a manifesto threatening to destroy Paris if the French royal family were harmed.
August 10, 1792 A large crowd invaded the Tuileries palace and forced Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette to take refuge in the Legislative Assembly. Many Swiss troops and Parisian citizens lay dead.
September Massacres The Paris Commune executed and murdered about 1,200 people who were in the city jails.
The Convention New assembly elected to write a democratic constitution. Declared France a republic.
Sans-Culottes Radical Jacobins and people of Paris whose desires, attitudes, and ideals were the primary factors in the internal development of the revolution.
The Mountain Extreme Jacobins who began to cooperate with leaders of the Parisian sans-culottes and the Paris Commune to overthrow the monarchy
December 1792 Louis XVI put on trial. Later convicted of conspiring against the liberty of the people and the security of the state.
January 21, 1793 Louis XVI beheaded after being condemned to death.
The Convention later declared war against... Great Britain, Holland, and Spain.
Created by: Cianci