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Three Stages of the French Revolution. Stage One 1789 –1791 (National Assembly). Moderate changes to French govt/society. King will share power with Nat. Assembly. Limits on power of Church Nobles lose special privileges. Other kings in Europe offer to help Louis XVI regain full power.

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stage one 1789 1791 national assembly
Stage One 1789 –1791 (National Assembly)
  • Moderate changes to French govt/society.
  • King will share power with Nat. Assembly.
  • Limits on power of Church
  • Nobles lose special privileges.
  • Other kings in Europe offer to help Louis XVI regain full power.
  • Nat. Assembly prepares for war.
  • 1791 – Radicals outnumber moderates in govt.
stage two 1792 1794 national convention
Stage Two 1792-1794 (National Convention)
  • Radicals (Jacobins) run the govt.
  • Monarchy abolished/Republic created.
  • Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette executed for treason.
  • Committee for Public Safety created to eliminate enemies of the new govt. (Maximilien Robespierre).
  • Reign of Terror (July 1793 – July 1794) 40,000 citizens die/Many are executed by the committee.
  • July 27, 1794 – Robespierre arrested and executed.
stage three 1795 1801 the directory
Stage Three 1795-1801 (The Directory)
  • Moderates regain control.
  • 5-man Directory created to share power with National Assembly
  • Led by the bourgeoisie
  • Corruption, war, economic problems, and returning nobles seeking power lead to too many problems for govt.
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