Now that the National Assembly was an official, established government body, the National Assembly documented the Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen, which assured all men rights and equality.
Finally! The Declaration of Rights of Men and Citizen!! It is complete! Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity forever!
Yes that's right, the church has too much political power
Yes! Now men and citizens will have the natural rights! Let's also confiscate some church land and sell it because we are in debt.
The National Assembly began making more reforms, Including the formation of a Legislative body (Legislative Assembly). Later, when Austria and Prussia urged the king for an absolute monarchy, the Legislative Assembly declared war.
If I agree to this, a new Legislative body will be created that takes much of my power and will have the power to declare war.
As Austria and Prussia became threats to the ideas of the Revolution and a constitutional monarchy, many citizens became paranoid and accused each other wildly of being enemies of the Revolution. This time period was called The Reign of Terror, mostly led and encouraged by a man named Maximilien Robespierre.
I heard that your family was planning to help the queen escape to Austria! You're an enemy of the Revolution!
Now that the king was executed and declared an enemy of the Revolution due to paranoia, who will be the monarch now? We need to re-draft our government.
Nobody is getting a fair trial for these executions! People could abuse this power to hurt innocent people!