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Revolt of Prairial , Year III. 1795. Revolt of Prairial , Year III. The R evolt of Prairial Y ear III was a Jacobin popular revolt in Paris on May 20 th 1795 against the Thermidorian National Convention.

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Revolt of Prairial, Year III
  • The Revolt of PrairialYear III was a Jacobin popular revolt in Paris on May 20th 1795 against the Thermidorian National Convention.
  • It was provoked by poverty and hunger resulting from a large hike in prices due to the major depreciation of the assignats.
  • It lead to The Constitution of The Year III (1795)
constitution of the year iii 1795
Constitution of The Year III (1795)
  • More conservative in nature
  • Elections were nullified
  • Martial law was imposed
  • It created created “The Directory” and institutionalized “The Thermidorean Reaction”, which was a five-an oligarchy (to avoid a dictatorship)
characteristics of the directory
Characteristics of The Directory
  • People involved in the original terror were now attacked
  • Inflation continued
  • Rich, bourgeois liberals were in power
  • The culture was defined by self-indulgence, including the return of salons
  • Political corruption
  • Revival of Catholicism
political instability 1795 1796
Political Instability: 1795-1796
  • April 1795: inflation, bread riots
  • October, 1795: revolt of the right
  • May 1796: First “communist” revolt by Gracchus Babeuf in the form of the “Conspiracy of Equals”
18 brumaire november 9 th 1799
18 Brumaire (November 9th, 1799)

Coup d\'état by Napoleon

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