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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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